Mrs. Heathcliff tells Ellen Dean, in chapter 17, “On only one condition can I hope to forgive him [her husband]. It is, if I may take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; for every wrench of agony return a wrench: reduce him to my level.” The law of Moses demanded, for […]
Chapter nine of the novel tells of a midnight storm, fierce enough to knock down a part of a chimney stack. In the aftermath, Nelly says, “I felt some sentiment that it must be a judgment on us also. The Jonah, in my mind, was Mr. Earnshaw…” Nelly uses Jonah’s name as a noun, naming […]
After King David had his faithful servant Uriah murdered in an attempt to conceal the origin of her pregnancy (2 SAMUEL 11), which displeased God (1 KINGS 15 : 5), God sent Nathan to confront David by presenting the situation to the king in the form of a story of a man who had committed the same type of sin.
MATTHEW 18 : 22-22 record an exchange between Peter and Jesus: “Then Peter came to Him and said, “’Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’”
Jesus offers a model prayer for those who would follow and please Him, in contrast to the vain repetitions of the prayers of heathens (MATTHEW 6 : 7-8). Part of His example is to pray for God’s protection in MATTHEW 6 : 13, saying…