The key to understanding the relationship between the Christian and the Law is knowing that the Old Testament law was given to the nation of Israel, not to Christians. Some of the laws were to reveal to the Israelites how to obey and please God (the Ten Commandments, for example).
Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
I wanted no part of a... "Do as I say... Not as I do," religion! So I called myself spiritual. Signifying myself above those who practiced this "God-forsaken" way of life. Until, God revealed to me, my hypocritical ways.
Are we just supposed to keep loving people even when their response back is hurtful and unkind, when they abuse, criticize and accuse? Do we stop? When is enough, enough?
Since cohabitation is an arrangement made between two lovers, it has no security. You can be abused physically or emotionally and have no one to turn to for help and support. Your illicit lover can walk out of your life any time and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Until it got to Number 8, the oil did not start flowing. The number 7 stands for completion. The seven sons prior to David had been presented but it was a complete “No!” for all of them. Number 8’s are spontaneous, creative, feel the pain of others, solve problems, help others even when they are still struggling, don’t mind playing the background because that’s how they grew but when given the opportunity, they shine and evolve!