- Judges 17:1 (MSG)
- Judges 17:2 (MSG)
- Judges 17:3 (MSG)
- Judges 17:4 (MSG)
- Judges 17:5 (MSG)
- Judges 17:6 (MSG)
When it comes to Ike and his bike, I think he has a warped definition of what it means. He takes his theory's from two philosophers, but I don't think he completely follows what their theories are. Because when he thought his bike has gotten stolen, he completely disregarded what he was saying before to Gerald about right and wrong.
This story of the bible creates another debate about right and wrong. The mother had gotten her money stolen from her, so in turn the son went out and stole to give the money back to her. This is parallel to the story of Robin Hood; stealing from the rich to give to the poor. It makes you ask the question: is this right? Of course it wasn't right for the unknown person to steal from the mother, but now to son has sunk down to the same level to get it back for you.
It would have been better if the son had worked for the money and give it to her. It would have been honorable, but instead he lowered himself to the level of thieves, which is a pathetic place to stoop down to. I want to remember to be constantly doing what is right, and not compromising my definition of right and wrong to do what I think would be the right thing to do.
When question what is right or wrong, I need to always refer to the bible and ask the cliche question: "what would Jesus do?"
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