Thursday, September 3, 2009

Judging other's worship methods

Okay: all done. I just really, really needed to do that. I've been waiting all week. Thank you to whoever voted.
So, the obscure biblical character last week was Michal. (2 Samuel 6:20). She was the first wife of King David, (daughter of Saul). Her dowry, which her father asked of her, was a hundred foreskins of the enemy soldiers, which David got for him. (yeah, it made me wonder about Saul a bit, too)

2 Samuel 6:20: Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said "How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"

She judged her husband for his way of worship (dancing naked before the Lord, because it humbled him). And then she was cursed to infertility in verse 23 of the same chapter.
So the lesson of Michal is to not judge others for how they worship God. As long as it's the one true living God they worship, we shouldn't confront them about it, like Michal did. (see Jeremiah 17:10) When she confronted David, she had no Scriptural evidence, just the fact that she was embarrassed.

So, this week's Obscure Biblical Character:

-was a servant to the high priest
-Peter denied Christ for the third time to his relative (then rooster crowed)
-Jesus spoke up for him against Peter

The clues have Jesus in them, which already narrows it down to four books. So the poll this week is about what happened between the character, Peter, and Jesus. See sidebar to vote.
In His Service,

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