I am currently reading the Old Testament. I’d give you a reference but I’m movin’ all over the shop. I’ve read it through before, although it has been a while. It’s taken me a while to get back into it. However, it is fascinating stuff – the beginning of stuff. I was reading in 1 Chronicles yesterday and there are some crazy stories in there.
I was getting frustrated at the kings that would follow God, but towards the end would do something extremely selfish or stupid – usually because they get full of themselves. I couldn’t understand where they could go wrong, but then I realized we all do the same thing. The Old Testament is full of literal stories of the stuff that goes on in our heads. It’s just that most of us don’t rule nations so when we do something of that sort it doesn’t make such a difference to the world.
The main thing I’ve noticed so far is that fact that whenever God’s people cried out to him – he always responded with compassion and mercy…I’ll let you know more thoughts as they come.