“Listen to this, you who rob the poor and trample the needy! You can’t wait for the sabbath day to be over and the religious festivals to end so you can get back to cheating the helpless. You measure out grain with dishonest measures and cheat the buyer with dishonest scales. And you mix the grain you sell with chaff swept from the floor. Then you enslave poor people for one piece of silver or a pair of sandals.” 8:4-6
I don’t know how we miss this. God really, really abhors greed, cruelty and when we act like we don’t need him (neglecting the Sabbath).
I struggle to recognize when we don’t miss the mark. I have such antennae’s for the churches that fail, the leaders that get it wrong and the systems that are corrupt. I’d like to get better at being quick to see the good, godly people who are lighting up the dark.
I struggled to get a lot out of these chapters, but I really liked how Bethany brought it back to the gospel.