Thursday, September 2, 2010

100902 1 Kg 1-2

1 Kings 1
1.6  His father had never at any time despleased him by asking, "Why have you done so?...  --Wow! What a great parenting lesson.  Parents must, from time to time, displease or "cross" their children.  Does this make the child happy?  I would think not, but it just comes with the territory.
"His father had never interfered with him or 'crossed him' (NASB) is more descriptive than 'displeased him' (RSV), for this comment by the author (cf. vv. 8, 10) betrays David's weakness in his unwillingness to cause his children any physical or mental discomfort . . ." ---Wiseman, Donald John. 1 & 2 Kings: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale OldTestament Commentaries series. Downers Grove, Ill., and Leicester, Eng.: Inter- Varsity Press, 1993., p. 69.
1.36 Amen! May the Lord, the God of my lord say so...  What a great way to agree and acknowledge God's sovereignty.
1 Kings 2
2.2  show yourself a man...  That is a great challenge to a son.
2.5 Joab...  on the bad list
2.7  Barzillai...  on the good list
2.8  Shimei...  on the bad list
2.25  remember 1.52
2.35  While there are many reasons it makes sense, it is odd to me that the king would choose the priests.
2.28  Joab seems to be a very shrewd and treacherous person.  I am suprised that he figured the succession thing all wrong.
2.46  Shimei was the last of the unfinished business.

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