Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“In the Bible denotes a female conjugally united to a man, but in” “a relation inferior to that of a wife. Among the early Jews,” “from various causes, the difference between a wife and a” concubine was less marked than it would be amongst us. The concubine was a wife of secondary rank. There are various laws recorded providing for their protection (Ex. 21:7; Deut. “21:10-14), and setting limits to the relation they sustained to” the household to which they belonged (Gen. 21:14; 25:6). They “had no authority in the family, nor could they share in the” household government. “The immediate cause of concubinage might be gathered from the conjugal histories of Abraham and Jacob (Gen. 16;30). But in “process of time the custom of concubinage degenerated, and laws” were made to restrain and regulate it (Ex. 21:7-9). “Christianity has restored the sacred institution of marriage to “its original character, and concubinage is ranked with the sins” of fornication and adultery (Matt. 19:5-9; 1 Cor. 7:2).
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