7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.
I like this passage. As for too much and one forgets the Lord. As for too little and one steals thus dishonoring the name of God.
17 “The eye that mocks a father,
that scorns an aged mother,
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,
will be eaten by the vultures.
Respect towards the mother and father.
20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth
and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’
An adulterous women sleeps around but gives themselves the allusion that the have done no wrong. It’s interesting that the bible specifically addresses adulterous women instead of just adulterers. I’m sure reference is given elsewhere to address the consequence of cheating in general but why the harsh light on women?
I must say, I continuously sin. But the question is do I realize my own sin or am I putting a blind eye to the fact just to justify the continuation of sin? Was there an experience when you felt your actions were justified but it was after the fact that you realized sin had been committed continuously and that it was propagated by your own condonation?