Thursday, January 19, 2012

1 Samuel 11-13

1 Samuel 
11.6  his anger was greatly aroused...   a  result of the Spirit o God coming on him that would cause one to think about what it means in Colossians three when it identifies anger with the old man.
11.7  the fear of the Lord fell on the people...  The result of Saul threatening to cut up everybody's oxen if they did not follow him into battle.   This is an interesting connection of cause and effect that I am thinking about.
12.3  witness against me before the Lord...   What an amazing thing for a man to say.  It would scare me to death to make a similar declaration to everybody I've know.  It also stands in stark contrast to the current political scene.  How many of our leaders would dare to do something like that.  It also gives us something to aspire to.
12.13  whom you have chosen...  an ominous declaration.  A reminder to be careful what you wish for.  You may just get it.
12.21  go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.  Now that will preach.  It also sounds like something from the book of Proverbs.
12.23-25  great leadership verses.
13.13  done foolishly...  Of all the things that Samuel could have said about Saul's disobedience, his choice of words is instructive and thought provoking.
13.19  Maybe it's the geeks and manufactures who really win the wars.

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