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Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 11:00 PM

Some really crazy verses

So I was blessed this week to be able to spend a lot of time just studying the Word (something I should be seeking every day!) and a few verses really blew my mind. I really don't know what to make of them and how to interpret them, but I figured I might as well share them with you:

1 Corinthians 11:7

For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.

What in the world sets a man different from a woman? What's the glory of God that a man has but a woman does not? Weird!

James 1:9-11

9Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass[a] he will pass away. 11For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

Weird! Why should a rich person boast then? it sounds like they're boasting in the fact that God is going to judge them!

1 Peter 4:18-20

18For Christ also suffered[b] once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19in which[c] he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20because[d] they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.

Wait, so Christ was put to death in the flesh and was made alive in the spirit... and then he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison because they didn't obey in times of Noah!? What does this mean?

1 Timothy 2:14-15


14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15Yet she will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

At first it seems like it's talking about Eve being saved through childbearing, but then it's "if they" which seems to refer to women. Women will be saved through childbearing? weird!

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