Read Genesis 39:1-23 v 9. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?’ And though she spoke to Joseph day after day,
Read 2 Samuel 13:1-22 v 2. Amnon became so obsessed with Tamar that he became ill. She was a virgin, and Amnon thought he could never have her. We are going to conclude our readings this week with two
Read Matthew 19:1-9 v 8 Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended. On Monday we thought about some of the significance of this far-reaching statement by Jesus.
Read Exodus 20:1-17 vv 27-28 You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. This is just
Fantasy, reality and healthy relationships. Reading: Matthew 5:27-32 Jesus is not afraid to talk reality. Sex is a reality with which we are often confronted in public life through the TV, newspapers and other literature and yet rarely
Read Hebrews 10:32-39 v 34 You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will
Read Hebrews 11:32-40 vv 36-37 Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing
Read Acts 16:22-40. vv 25-26 When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you
Read Acts 15:36-40 vv 23-24 So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that
Anger, accusation and making peace. Reading this week Matthew 5:21-26 Life is about relationships. One of the outcomes of the various stages of CoVid19 lockdowns has been a growing awareness of how important are our connections with other people.