I am back to reading full time. Not sure how or exactly when I got off the track but back on and full steam ahead! I like to study the word not just read it so it takes me a long time to get through a passage sometimes. Thus the long post! I plan to be at 50 percent by end of July.
Goodlier, goodly ( found this error in the online bible. Was suppose to be godly!)
Apr 11: 1Sam 13-14
Mattocks: a digging and grubbing tool with features of an adze and an ax or pick
Coulter A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare.
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armor, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that Jehovah will work for us; for there is no restraint to Jehovah to save by many or by few. Samuel 14:6
I love the above verse! Jonathan really trusted in the Lord with all his heart and knew God could save with a few or with many.
Apr 12: 1Sam 15-17
I liked this commentary on Sauls repentance. ( or lack of true repentance to God)
There were several signs of hypocrisy in Saul's repentance. 1. He besought Samuel only, and seemed most anxious to stand right in his opinion, and to gain his favour. 2. He excuses his fault, even when confessing it; that is never the way of a true penitent. 3. All his care was to save his credit, and preserve his interest in the people. Men are fickle and alter their minds, feeble and cannot effect their purposes; something happens they could not foresee, by which their measures are
broken; but with God it is not so. The Strength of Israel will not lie. (1Sa 15:32-35)
six cubits and a span ( just what does that mean!) http://home.teleport.com/~salad/4god/cubit.htm http://epistlesofthomas.wordpress.com/2007/07/05/how-tall-was-goliath/
Apr 13: 1Sam 18-20; Ps 11/59