Wouldn't it be great if we were given the sense to understand?
Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. 8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
The curious story in the final chapters of Judges finds all of the other tribes united in battle against Benjamin who has protected the homosexuals, until it develops that the women of Benjamin are so decimated that the other tribes have an unexplained change of heart and now seem bent on finding wives for the remaining men. Read this story keeping in mind that the Holy Spirit has been sent by the Lord to find "wives" for Him, and that the wedding banquet may be next on the agenda.
Judg21:6 And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day. Judg21:7 How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?
Benjamin's name means "Son of the Right Hand", Gen35:18, so he's clearly a type of the One who's now seated at the right hand of the Father. The Jews reportedly saw the humor in the 700 left-handed men of the Tribe of Benjamin, without questioning why Joseph would label his baby brother a thief by planting his silver cup in Benjamin's sack. Gen44:2.
We couldn't make the connection until we read the account about Jesus saying "The cup my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?" Jn18:11. Benjamin in Egypt got an actual literal cup from his big brother (the Trinity doctrine plays a part here), but the true Son of the Right Hand was given a poetic or spiritual cup by his Heavenly Father.
It was Abraham who dispatched a servant to find a wife for Isaac, and located Rebekah in a remarkable way when she offered to water his camels. Gen24.
Isa61:10 "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels".
God took a rib from Adam to provide him a wife, and ever since Pentacost the Holy Spirit has been here looking for wives for the Bridegroom. Perhaps he's 'ribbing us' to provide the Bride of Christ for the Second Adam? You think?
Dux allows: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out the matter". Pr25:2
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