The world is full of people that truly deserve a good old-fashioned smiting. I'm not sure I've ever been angry enough to actually consider smiting someone, but it's definitely something I'd like to see more of.
These days people either "have kids" or "give birth". Almost nobody begets anyone, but the Bible is chock-full of begetting. People were begetting left and right back then. With the exception of a few murders, the book of Genesis is almost entirely people being begetted. But, before you can beget, you've got to begettin' it on!
This is definitely something you don't see much of any more and I for one think it's a good thing. A lot of people look back fondly on Biblical times, but those people probably weren't murdered by their loved ones as an offering to the Lord. I can honestly say that I can do without any family members being slain upon alters of any kind.
Now this is quintessential Biblical behavior! There's no sense in defeating your enemies and annihilating their offspring if you can't then make them kneel before you? This is the kind of thing that really gets God going.
One of the major problems in ancient history was that nobody was manufacturing quality glass houses, so the average person had almost no qualms about throwing rocks, which is what made stoning such an attractive and viable option for execution.
In the beginning it wasn't enough to simply ask someone to leave or show them to the door, because often times there was no door. You had to really make a statement back then and that's why you see so many people and demons being cast out of places in the Bible. Next time you tire of the presence of unwanted company, send the message loud and clear and cast them out!
If there is one thing our Biblical brethren got right, it was mourning. Nowadays people wear black clothing, shed a few tears, and mope around for about a week. If you're lucky someone will dedicate a depressing Facebook post in your honor Yipee! That wasn't cutting it in the days of Deuteronomy, you'd better rip your garments to shreds, rub ashes on your face, grind your teeth, and wail like you mean it.
Chastening is a guilt trip of Biblical proportions. If you're not chastening people for doing something wrong, then you're simply not trying hard enough. In an era of slut-shaming, fat-shaming, and shame-shaming, I think chastening could really make a comeback.
In Biblical times people seemed to be constantly anointing things. Just running around dousing stuff in oil like it was no big deal. Do you know how expensive extra virgin olive oil is these days? After a bad olive crop in 2014, prices are skyrocketing. It's crazy expensive and it's not even certified holy oil, I'm talkin' regular store-brand unblessed olive oil. I wish my olive oil budget were big enough to allow for even a little anointing, but right now I'm operating on a bare bones olive oil budget.
Coveting is perhaps my favorite Biblical sin, because it's all in your head. Coveting isn't stealing, it's just thinking about stealing and it's still a sin. The logic is all off if you ask me. If thinking about stealing is as bad as actually stealing, you might as well just steal, because either way you'll be punished by a vengeful and omnipotent God.