Every time some people open their eyes they see condemnation of others. Every time some people open their ears they hear “don’t do it”. Every time some people sniff the air they smell “rubbish”. Repentance, such as brings us to life and forgiveness, is the training ground for learning to sift the lies we are bound to encounter.
Exaggeration and creative energies
David was not a serious historian but he had two things that mattered a great deal: a sense of the context of kingdom of which he was the nagid, and he had no bias about what Israel had achieved.
Popular song affirms the hard truth
They did not keep God’s covenant, but refused to walk according to his law. Psalms 78:10
Abigail to David
And when the Lord has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you and has appointed you prince (nagid) over Israel, 1 Samuel 25:30
God to Isaiah
Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; 2 Kings 20:5a
Two Really Big Whoppers
- They answered him, We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, You will become free? John 8:33
- And they reviled him, saying, You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. John 9:28 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me John 5:46
All about worship?
Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book. Hebrews 10:5-7
Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me? John 7:19