Randall McRoberts

Randall McRoberts

As for me, if I stumble, the mercies of God shall be my salvation always;
and if I fall in the sin of the flesh, in the justice of God, which endures eternally, shall my judgment be;
if my distress commences, he will free my soul from the pit and make my steps steady on the path;
he will draw me near in his mercies, and by kindnesses set in motion my judgment;
he will judge me in the justice of his truth, and in his plentiful goodness always atone for all my sins;
in his justice he will cleanse me from the uncleanness of the human being and from the sin of the sons of man, so that I can give God thanks for his justice and The Highest for his majesty.

1QS 11:12-15, Rule of Community

Florentino Garcı́a Martı́nez and Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, “The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition (translations)” (Leiden; New York: Brill, 1997–1998), 99.

You know what, there is a lot of grace in there.

Randall McRoberts
rmcrob@rmcrob.com

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