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if i make my bed in hell

behold, thou art there

day 939, matthew 18
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- I like the various things I've read about how children were even more marginalised in society then, viewed as foolish and unimportant - God loves humility, God sides with the marginalised.

- The verses on hell are alarming and I don't know what to do with them. Usually I'd say they were about the consequences/eventual consequences of sin, but I've been kind of buffeted by hell teachings of late. And sin itself is toxic and dangerous and destructive. But if Gehenna referred to future punishment to Jewish people (as according to Blue Letter Bible, it did), then...I don't know. But I don't know if there are people that contradict that view.

- Oh, wow, I did not realise that ten thousand talents was so much. It's like millions or something - a talent was worth 15 years of wages for a labourer.

- The king's forgiveness in that case is pretty spectacular.

- Yes, what the servant did was awful, but handing someone over to be tortured - especially given power relations between kings and slaves - is pretty damn awful itself.