Sunday, August 9, 2009

Random Verse of the Day

After reading several of David Ker's recent exegetical sketches, I've decided to do a little "bibliomancy" every day and post an Old Testament verse selected randomly by the flip-and-point method. The point of the exercise is to see how effective the method is for producing edifying and relevant verses, ripe for immediate application.

Today's random verse:
Ezekiel 6:5 (ESV)
And I will lay the dead bodies of the people of Israel before their idols,
and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
Day 1 results:

Randomness 1; Relevance 0


  1. Clearly the Spirit is commanding you to go take out an American Idol viewing party. Praise the Lord and pass the ammo.

  2. Randomness 1; Relevance 0

    LOL! Well done.

  3. If your relevance score is 0 it means you're not trying hard enough. Be creative!

  4. But, David, my relevance score is tied to the "peshat" interpretation - the plain sense meaning or face value sense of the verse on its own, like when you see a verse embroidered on someone's wall or pillow or used in a greeting card. With a little creativity combined with some of your exegetical methods, I'm sure some relevance could be found. I'll try harder next time.