Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 7 – Samuel, Kings, Chronicles

The Monarchy

More fascinating information that will change how I see and study Scripture from now on was presented this evening.  I used to think that the monarchy of Israel was God’s response to the people’s desire to have a king rule over them.  Not anymore.  What I learned tonight was that God always intended to install the monarchy…with David!  Israel was impatient, though, so the Lord gave them Saul.  WOW!!!

Did you ever wonder why David picked up five stones when he went to face Goliath?  According to Dr. Missler, Goliath had four other family members that David might have needed to face.  Cool, but I’m still checking this claim out.  Check it out for yourself:  2 Sam 21:18-21.

We are the temple of God.  Human architecture (heart, soul, mind, strength) corresponds with the architecture of the temple.  This is an incredible study that is not to be missed.  We also touch on the leadership of Solomon, Elijah and Elisha.  Another significant object lesson is found in the quote from Georg Wilhem Friedrich Hegel:  “The history of man teaches us that man learns nothing from history.”  Ouch!  How can we obliterate that downward spiral?

What have you learned from your study of the Bible that has impacted the way you live for the better?

Yes, there is homework for next time:  Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs.  I can’t wait!


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