Friday, May 22, 2015

ignominious

today's readings: 2 Sam 1:1-2:11, John 12:20-50, Psalm 118:19-29, Proverbs 15:27-28

Saul chose.... poorly.

he had so much going for him. he was King of Israel, and David was making Israel a safe and happy place to be. but Saul was overcome with jealousy. he is a poster child for jealousy. he threw his whole life away and died a horrible, ignominious death due to jealousy.

thankfully we have David to look to for a good example. he honors the place of the King, even when that King has gone mad with jealousy.

there is a good lesson for us here. whether we hate Bush because we think he's stupid and greedy, or we hate Obama because we think he's evil and greedy, most of us strongly disagree with whoever we have in the office of the president from time to time. but as Christians, we are called to pray for that man, regardless of whether we agree with him or not. David had more reason than any of us for hating the King. at least the president hasn't threatened most of our lives. and David honored the King.

let us pray for the president. God can do anything, after all.

God, please fill my heart with your love, that i might pray for those with whom i disagree.

2 comments:

julie reedy said...

well said.

Bob Reedy said...

Well, I have to disagree about Obama, I feel threatened with just about everything he has done lately. Except the golf, I can understand that. :) However, we should have all learned from David the way he respected Saul.