Holy – being separate/d to God – is illustrated here in the 'people of God' and their way with animals – (Husbandry).
But why all the detailed practicalities? Some could be hygienic wisdom and without better understanding the background and context God faced, not fully appreciate how the hearers received these . . .
Is it the love of money, or possessions? Perhaps, better described; sheer power to spend and travel, buy, comfort – wild and wonderful sights and sounds? Why not call it, the love of… fun? Pleasure. All that. Like sex. Nothing else better, could be said/by some – therefore..? Must be 'god'. God. GOD.
All kinds, or . . .
Today's readings are about sexual relationships but I've need and lead to talk/write-on money.
On sex for a mo: God's detailed, speaking to their context, presumably making divine sense to them. Laws to bring a people out the ways of these lands and tribes, separated to, and for, God. But why? Unknown, for the . . .
Cities of Refugee (Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramot and Golan). A 'place to run to' (beyond the specifics here), parallels making this – God. Although the physical can be all-important. Time and again, God is intent on warning of the coming troubles and – when this was possible – lead people to flee to safety.. . .
And more so I.
The morning write, not-now decided to publish. Reads too hollow and lacks... Need to try-hearing first. No sow, no reap. Will clock and call later, try again tomorrow. So far all/this/so-far, feels like a practice-run. Found the pitch and format, wine-skins... but what about the bottle? The pour and 'out of . . .
Reading God on crimes – in the 'Law' – is insightful though obviously reading Part-Two, not applicable.
I can't be…. (talking of which) to write much at all, this sunny day.
(“Here he goes...”) Suffice to splut: God is good. As Moses Laws-up shows, Christ in and any teaching can only go, so far. Paul . . .
God sets out brutal and harsh laws in an attempt to corral a people out of peoples. A benevolent dictator 'a King' was to be put in place, with officials who must, judge the people fairly. Who knows where social living was at - the context - but they're the main bash-Christians texts today. 'Rough world/rough . . .