Thursday, January 24, 2008

Two Simple Questions

After Israel's sojourn in Egypt, God gave His law. Within that law, I found these verses:

Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
Ex 22:21 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt. Ex 23:9 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Le 19:33-34 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

Was Israel to distinguish between documented and undocumented aliens, in deciding how to treat the aliens that lived among them?

Another question: What would Jesus do?

4 comments:

Andy Rodriguez said...

preach it brotha

Meg said...

amen!

David G. Fish said...

Thanks for your comments, Meg, and for your life of service. I appreciated your help the other day, and appreciate your constant presence. Blessings!

Gregory Fish said...

I love that comparison in this politically hyped time. Jesus has a way of side-stepping issues and getting to the heart of things for Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth, whatever that might look like.