old testament

Esther was attempting to save the entire Jewish people (including herself) from death.  She was taken care of by an uncle because her parents had passed.  These things did not ruin her chances with King Xerxes who fell in love with her. He came to her people’s defense once it was made known to him.   The King saw her beauty & strength in spite of her struggles & stresses.  Your race, a difficult childhood, nor high stakes keep you away from the right man pursuing Godliness.

Rahab was a prostitute who discovered God & converted.  Rahab & her family were the only ones to be saved in the city of Jericho because of her sacrifices for the cause of Christ.  She is now in the lineage of Jesus (Mathew 1:5) & gave birth to Boaz.  A man saw her worth & thought she was worth loving.  A past of sexual sin does not keep you from the right Godly man.

Ruth left everything she knew for a foreign country while grieving over the death of her husband. Boaz saw her beauty, sacrifices, & work ethic.  He saw she was worth loving. Poor finances & grief do not keep you from the right Godly man.

Abigail was married to a “harsh & evil” man named Nabel.  Abigail is described as “discerning & beautiful” & impressed King David with her faith & humility.  After her husband died, King David remembered & married her.  A bad relationship does not keep you from the right Godly man.

Trust in Christ.  Trust in His plan.  A godly man will know you are worth loving.  Trials do not damage you, they become what make you more attractive. 

four-six-string  asked:

My guy you are really fucking up being a Christian. Does Matthew 7:12 mean nothing to you bc you are really spitting on what is arguably the most important thing JC ever asked of us. And following Old Testament rules too? Guess Jesus died for nothing then.

Really, you are going to try to use Matthew 7:12?

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.“

Absolutely. If I was sexually sinning and didn’t have Christ, I would want some one to have enough compassion to speak the truth to me. To be brave enough to let me know that I needed salvation, even if they get called names for it.

And the most important thing? Hardly.

John 14:6 is way more critical

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Moses had a son named Aaron, who himself had two sons named Nadab and Abihu: They appear only briefly in Leviticus when Moses is showing the priests how to priest properly. Following the rules prescribed by God, Aaron slaughters some animals, cuts off the bits he’s supposed to cut off, lays the offerings down on the altar in the correct way, lights up some incense, and waits. God approves of the ritual and makes a big light show to tell Aaron that he did well, and all the priests celebrate a job well done.

Next, Nadab and Abihu do the exact same thing. Only this time, God instantly incinerates the brothers in a furious hellstorm right in front of their horrified father.

Now, there’s been a lot of debate among Bible scholars about what exactly Nadab and Abihu did wrong. Some have suggested they used the wrong incense (“Is that that pine bullshit? Nobody likes that pine bullshit!”), while others think they may have lit the fire wrong. Either way, Moses puts his arm around Aaron and basically tells him, “Yeah, your kids explode sometimes. C'est la vie!”

Aaron’s surviving children and nephews then have to bury the dead brothers, but Moses warns them to be doubly careful because if they make God any angrier by complaining, or even not combing their hair properly, he’ll probably kill everyone in Israel. Why? Well, you’ve guided all your Sims to the pool and then removed the ladder. You know why.

6 Bible Stories Where The Moral Was ‘Haha F*ck You, I’m God’

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