Post a Bible verse

Just for fun, post a Bible verse!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35


Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me
Deut. 5:8-9


This will sound unpleasant and cruel on the surface. While it is out there, given the context of why it was written and who wrote it, there's more to it. I want to share my thoughts on this. I have a big heart and was thinking, "How could this be in the Bible? It's so awful."

Psalm 137: 9

"Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!" (NRSV) 😢

King David, despite what he has written down, is trying to convey something deeper with what he says. Please know, I don't agree with David's choice of words in today's times. It's nasty and morbid even though he was talking about self defense against inhumanity. I think this shows how good many of us have it. We live in a more peaceful time despite our world being far from perfect. This is the Bible telling us how bad our behaviour can be, reminding us not to take kindness for granted.

Your example is beautiful and life-nurturing.