Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 157

The scriptures read are 2 Chronicles 20-22, Psalm 127 and 1 Corinthians 2.

2 Chronicles 20. The crowning moment of Jehoshaphat's kingship is when he prays to God to save Judah from a combined attack from the Moabites, Ammonites and Meunites. God confuses Judah's enemies so that they ambush and attack each other. Understandably, the neighboring peoples don't go to war with Judah while Jehoshaphat reigns.

2 Chronicles 21. Jehoram, the eldest son, becomes king and kills all his brothers. He get a warning from Elijah and not only is defeated militarily but dies of what sounds like colon cancer. Nobody misses him.

2 Chronicles 22. Another bad king and a bad queen. Lots of bloodshed. George R.R. Martin seems to have based his Game of Thrones series not only on England's War of the Roses but the books of Kings and Chronicles as well. He owes God royalties.

Psalm 127. The importance of God being part of all you do. Verses 4 and 5 have led some to fashion a "quiverful" movement, whereby devout couples get fruitful and multiply, having as many kids as they can, increasing the kingdom of God by procreation more than evangelization. I think the family in the 16 and Counting series follow this idea.

1 Corinthians 2. The deep wisdom of God is known only by the Spirit--but we can access it because we have the mind of Christ in us.

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