Archive for September 5th, 2013

1 Samuel 17-20

Continuing in 1 Samuel, I read about Saul’s growing hatred of his servant (and the soon-to-be king) David, and of David’s friendship with Jonathan, the son of Saul. I think it’s important to remember that even though David was going to take the crown from Saul, and therefore from Jonathan as well, Jonathan cared more about his friendship with David than his inheritance. Time and time again, Jonathan helps David evade Saul, who was actively trying to kill him. Like I wrote in a letter to A, my Compassion child, today, I pray that I can be that kind of friend.

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Waking Up Late

This morning one of my few fears I have had about college was realized. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have a writing class at 8:00 in the morning, and when I woke up this morning, it was already 8:10. After panicking for a couple of seconds, I got ready as quickly as possible, and was out the door by 8:14. I got to my class by 8:23, which, by the way, is a small, eighteen person seminar (no quietly sneaking in the back), and was able to integrate into the conversation fairly quickly, thankfully. I missed less than a third of class, so it could have been a lot worse, but I certainly hope it never happens again. Also, I need to get an alarm clock.

Anyway, now I need to face one of my other “fears” about college: doing laundry.

1 Samuel 16 & 17

Well, I’m making another post late at night… After orchestra rehearsal (more on that tomorrow), I got to my dorm fairly late, and had some work that I wanted to do before doing this. Anyway, for my time today, I continued to read through 1 Samuel chapters 16 and 17, which focus on David (the future king of Israel). Again, I thought I’d just share a couple of passages that stood out to me. Tonight, I’ll be a little quicker, because I need some sleep.

First, God sends the prophet Samuel to anoint a new king to replace Saul from the sons of Jesse. Before choosing David, God reminds Samuel “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of [one of David’s brother’s stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16: 7) Enough said.

Chapter 17 tells the well-known story of David and Goliath. It’s been a while since I’ve read the Bible’s version of it, and it really reminded me of what David was up against when he went into that fight. Yet another reminder of what faith in God can do.

Well, I’m off to the shower, and then to bed. Planning on continuing through 1 Samuel tomorrow.

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