The Lamb and the Lion, The Christ and Religion
"And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance."
Deuteronomy 21:22-23 KJV
I continue to be intrigued by how scripture has so captured our
religious extremes, which we then attribute to G-D.
Thank God, over time, those extremes have been buffered by generational maturity, as we humans walk in relationship with God.
Be they the rigors of priesthood, animal sacrifices, temple worship, polygamy, gender bias, and so on, when Christ came, the Lamb lay down with the Lion, sovereignly and undeniably fulfilling our ancient extremes.
He endured our most dreaded of curses, realigning our religion with the reality of God's requirements...that we simply “Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.”