Don’t forget the September Giveaway; if you are a blogger, go ahead and post the link.
So, I taught Sunday School class this morning, on King David. Not sure how it went over, although they were generally talkative, so that was a plus. Of course, I might have destroyed their biblical hero, but if you look at David, was he really a man to be admired? I mean, he got so far off the beaten path that God finally got stopped David from serving Him and moved certain promises to Solomon.When one really sits and reads about David, comparing 1st Samuel, with Kings and than with Chronicles, one comes away with some different view points of David. And of course, by the time you get to the New Testament and later, with the early Church writers, David is sanitized. I mean, David looks like George W. on FoxNews Comedy Central.
We talked about what it really meant when the text says ‘a man after God’s own heart’, meaning that David was chosen by God, and not to mean that David and God were bosom buddies. So, while we examined the many and manifold sins of David, we also spoke about the many and manifold times in which God forgave him. David’s sins were in history, but his righteous deeds still survived into eternity. And in the end, I think that because God chose David as King, there is the issue of God’s sovereignty. This verse popped into my mind as I was discussing the lesson later with my wife,
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. (Rom 8:29-30 NLT)
Maybe that’s it with David.
Tomorrow is Labor Day, sort of an Unionist’s Christmas I reckon. Time to gather around the Red Flag and sing curses to the Bourgeoisie, while hoping that ole Saint ]] will come down the chimney with worker’s justice and the right to organize for all!
Not sure what I will be doing tomorrow except for sleeping in, then relaxing with my family, reading a lot, writing a few posts and getting ready for a very, very, very long week. You?
Have a great Labor Day, God Bless the workers among you, and have a great week…