If there was but one more angel
around the bed…
she might still be here today,
the bitterness that lingered on
for forty years…
“Bitter tears” is what he’d say!
Lord, if you were here our Brother…
still here alive,
Lazarus, come forth… the undead,
and if undead then alive and life
meant to be glory to God instead!
If God is our portion then I will
face God as God…
strengthen my faith Lord, I pray,
You and You alone have the keys
to life and death…
place firm our oath in nothing grey!
This is the law of jealousies–Adultery discovered and proved was punished with death. But strongly suspected cases would occur, and this law made provision for the conviction of the guilty person. It was, however, not a trial conducted according to the forms of judicial process, but an ordeal through which a suspected adulteress was made to go–the ceremony being of that terrifying nature, that, on the known principles of human nature, guilt or innocence could not fail to appear. From the earliest times, the jealousy of Eastern people has established ordeals for the detection and punishment of suspected unchastity in wives. The practice was deep-rooted as well as universal. And it has been thought, that the Israelites being strongly biassed in favor of such usages, this law of jealousies “was incorporated among the other institutions of the Mosaic economy, in order to free it from the idolatrous rites which the heathens had blended with it.” Viewed in this light, its sanction by divine authority in a corrected and improved form exhibits a proof at once of the wisdom and condescension of God.
2 When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the LORD.” 3 So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
This is also another definition for adultery… to replace or remove the affections reserved for one and give them to another- selfishly motivated.
Here you can see where we go wrong without thought or concern to what God tells us in His word.
If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. It is dreadful to be proved more criminal than those who have actually perished in their sins; yet it will be small comfort in everlasting punishment, for them to know that others were viler than they.