Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1 Chronicles 10

3 comments:

Berry Girl said...

that is such a sad ending to a life that should have been so glorious.

Prairie Chick said...

"Saul died because he was not faithful to the Lord and did not obey the Lord." v13

Reading this brought the following passage to mind;

"Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.

It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”

Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”

No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them,

I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.

For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Deuteronomy 30:11-19

THE LORD IS YOUR LIFE. I love that. Carrying that with me today.

Chris said...

Not up in heaven, nor beyond the sea... in your mouth and in your heart. What a great poet He is... this week I seem to be learning what strength, beauty and power are in God's words... spoken, written and Living.

(loved reading how Lewis describes Aslan singing the world into creation, and also in sr. youth about the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.)