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Moralist’s Achilles’ heel

“She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose semen was like that of horses.21 So she longed to do the sinful things she did when she was young in Egypt, when young men caressed and fondled her nipples.” — Ezekiel 23:20-21   God is holy. But he’s no moralistic Puritan.

Paradoxical rebels

“Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.” — Hosea 14:9 The ways of the LORD are right. If you have a problem with them, the problem is yours, not God’s.…

God is not opposed to luxury, beauty, swag and indulgence on special occasions

English Standard Version (ESV) Solomon Builds the Temple 6 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord. 2 The house that…