(PHOTO from 23rd spiral)

15:12 If your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you, he shall serve you six years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.13 And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed.14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today.16 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,17 then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave forever. And to your female slave you shall do the same.18 It shall not seem hard to you when you let him go free from you, for at half the cost of a hired servant he has served you six years. So the Lord your God will bless you in all that you do.

I guess the wall wouldn’t work. As a slave I would want to be sold to the guy who had a bunch of bloody holes on his door. This meant he would have a nice crib because the other slaves didn’t want to leave.

Or you could use this verse as a basis for telling your kids why they shouldn’t pierce their ears. Anybody else ever hear this from the pulpit?