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I Chronicles 22:1-23:32

I’ve always dreamed of doing a Bible Study, or at least a topical study, studying David’s leadership style. I think that it would be so cool to look in a catalogue of a major MBA program and find a course devoted to David and his godly principles, his success, failures and his beliefs.

In reading how David charged Solomon to build the temple, I am impressed how David gives the order and the plans to Solomon but also the materials that he will need. He doesn’t say build it, do it and not provide the necessary means. Whatever Solomon adds to the construction is desert. Managers/leadership should never demand someone to do something without first picking the right people for the job and providing that person with all the material and resources needed for completion.

I’ve always pondered why David wasn’t allowed to build his hearts desire, the Temple. But I now see that you cannot have a building campaign while you are at war because you put a strain on the people who will be fighting and building. Most likely, the same men who are out on the battlefields are the same men needed in the construction. David would also put undue strain on the taxpayers because monies would be needed to pay the construction workers as well as keep the army in the provisions needed to do the job.


Romans 3:9-31

Romans is a difficult book to read. It has taken years and years of reading and rereading to grasp the little bit, I know. Peter said it correctly about Paul,

And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him, speaking of these things in all his letters. Some things in these letters are hard to understand, things the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they also do to the rest of the scriptures.
(2Pe 3:15-16 NET.)

In this passage, I see that Paul considers no man or woman above anyone or below anyone. He does not classify good sin, like little white lies, or bad sin, sin is sin.
I find it captivating that today feminist accuse Paul of being sexiest and condescending to woman. I find Paul’s writing to be freeing and one of my three revelations about the Love of God towards me came on my maiden read-through-the-bible voyage when I docked in Paul’s’ letter to the Church at Galatia. I cried my eyes out, well not really but they were red.


Psalm 12:1-8

If I did not know when this was written I would swear that David’s scathing accusations, flattery, lying lips was pointing to Madison Avenue with its multiplicity of advertising agencies and marketing firms. Solomon wrote,

That which hath been is that which shall be, and that which hath been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
(Ecc 1:9 JPS)

Flattery was and is a problem yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Liars hate their victims; flatterers sabotage trust.
(Pro 26:28 MSG)

Proverbs 19:13-14
14 Parents can provide their sons with an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.

Sometimes what we marry is not an understanding wife or husband, they may be a wife or a husband we have chosen but if the person is not from God they will not be understanding.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

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