Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 6: Slavery

In the Bible it talks about "bondservants"; bondservants were men of honor who had been slaves but after their term of service had ended, chose to stay and continue to serve their masters. In Deuteronomy 15:16-17 says, "But if he says to you, 'I will not go out from you,' because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you, then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever..." Bondservants would wear an earring so that all men would recognize their honor in giving their freedom to serve their master. It was their choice and their honor. But that was then...

 This is now. 


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