A neat story of interest to at least my dad
, who told me about the original version many many years ago.
2. To what extent does culture legitimately influence/determine what is right and wrong?
Ran again this morning. A lot of people on the track, so though there were no knives
involved, there was some chasing/evading, which is good for my running.
3 miles again. 8:38/8:39/8:34 (12:55/12:56) 25:51 total. Love consistent runs. Not really a kick at the end, put I did pick it up a bit for the last 300m.
3 miles again. 25:57 (-1:23 :-)
First half: 13:06; second half: 12:51
Mile splits: 8:42/8:46/8:29
Felt a lot more beat after this run than the last one, but each mile was better than my fastest last time. If I can do that again on the next run, I'll beat 25:30. Maybe I'm just a few weeks out from a 24:00.
Yes it's a far cry from my father's recommended 15:00, but oh, well.
Well, sort of running.
The good: 3 miles today
The bad: 27:20
The ugly: That's a 50% increase in distance from any recent run.
The glimmers of hope: First half: 13:45; Second half: 13:35; Mile splits: 9:05/9:20/8:55
Gen 3:17 "...cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
The KJV says "for your sake," and I have always assumed it meant "on your account" or "instead of you yourself," but as I was pondering the benefits of work to our spiritual state (if nothing else, it keeps us too busy for as much sin as we could otherwise commit), and wonder if that was exactly what God meant-that He actually cursed the ground for our spiritual benefit, that He provided for our long-term spiritual well-being by providing ample opportunity for necessary labor. Not certain, and it could just be a vagary of translation, but it was an interesting concept nonetheless. Even the curses God puts on us are for our good.
Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?