June 23. Word for today.

Deuteronomy 23:6 If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young.

We live in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. When we had been away for a week we found that barn swallows had been building a nest right outside our front door, and a mother had already started to lay eggs! We let the birds nest, and after the young was flown out we let the nest stand. This year a couple of tree swallows took the nest and re-feathered it, and now they are having young birds. We believe that protection of all life, especially “birthing people and birds” (birthing person is the new official name for biological women) is of utmost importance.

2020 barn swallow and young

The verse is remarkable, check the context.

Yes, there is a difference between a man and a woman, and especially when bearing or raising a child, she deserves all protection

February 5: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 3:1-12 presents John the Baptist, preaching repentance. He came to prepare the way of the Lord. John the Baptist baptized in water for repentance. He prophesiced that Jesus would baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire.

Exodus 21 and Exodus 22 contain regulations on servant-hood and slavery, penalties for manslaughter and personal injuries, all Mosaic law.

Exodus 21, Mosaic law concerning Hebrew servants, penalty for deaths and injuries.

Exodus 21, Mosaic law concerning Hebrew servants, penalty for deaths and injuries.

So, a man with a ring in only one ear, is that a sign of slavery?

After reading all this, one comes to realize how truly transformative Jesus message is.