Verses 1-13. Man is commanded not to devote himself to any selfish or to any worldly affection, but above all things to worship the Lord from celestial love, because if he is obedient, he will enjoy every spiritual blessing including states of peace and tranquillity, and protection in all his temptations. For the Lord will dwell with His people, and the active life of uses will prevail, since He has accomplished the work of redemption
Verses 14-39. But, on the contrary, if the man of the Spiritual Church is disobedient and rejects the Lord and His Divine laws, then he will suffer from all kinds of calamities, which are described in order
Verses 40-46. And yet all who, in their degraded state, confess their wickedness, and sincerely repent, will again be received by the Lord, since He has effected the work of redemption, and has, by means of the Word, supplied man with an abundance of truths adapted to every state of his life.
From Swedenborg's Works
Förklaring (er) eller referenser från Swedenborgs verk:
iniqüidade In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...
Terras 'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.
inimigos An enemy in the Bible refers to people who are in the love of evil and the false thinking that springs from evil. On a...
Pais Father in the Word means what is most interior, and in those things that are following the Lord's order, it means what is good. In...
Resources for parents and teachers
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I Will Walk Among You Make a chain of paper dolls and tape it so that the people are standing in a circle. Then assemble the color picture of the Lord to put in the center of the circle. Project | Ages 4 - 10
What Is Hell Like? A lesson and activities exploring what hell is like and why the Lord allows people to choose to live there to eternity. Religion Lesson | Ages over 15