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Daily Archives: 28 Aug 2018
Scripture For the Day – “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” – Ps 116:15
I went back to the library-
To be clear- The WA of Luther is in the stacks. I didn’t break into Beale’s office to take a picture. I did, though, snap the other three pics at his office. No, I’m not a stalker- I’m an academophile… It’s different… Don’t judge me!
As David lie dying he charged his son Solomon to bring deathly vengeance to an old enemy-
There is also with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a terrible curse on the day when I went to Mahanaim; but when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ Therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; you will know what you ought to do to him, and you must bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.”
‘I won’t kill you’, David promised Shimei…. but Solomon, you must. David’s last word wasn’t a prayer of confession or a word of praise- it was a vindictive vengeful charge to his son.
That’s what the Deuteronomist thought of David. Because right after David uttered these words, the Deuteronomist reports that he died.
The Deuteronomist despised David as much as David despised Shimei…
I give you a photo of a hamster in a tiny cast.
I hope your day is better than his. Over here at the #CalvinCongress18 the weather is oppressively hot. The local weather folk on the tv machine tell us that the heat index will be 105 today. I think for the Europeans that’s around 50c.
Nonetheless, it should be a good day, because Zwingli will be bringing the heat anyway…