Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random Verse: 1 Kings 12:16

This one has ramifications (out of context, of course) for the application of the Davidic covenant to Israel. After the death of Solomon, Israel didn't care to have anything to do with David's house anymore.
1 Kings 12:16 (ESV)
And when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, "What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David." So Israel went to their tents.
I can think of a number of directions to go with this sentence - "We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse" - but I don't think they'd be correct applications of the verse. Not everything in the Bible is a "word for us today". Some of it is just part of the story of what happened back then. Since I don't think this verse is applicable and relevant apart from its place in the biblical narrative, I'm leaning toward Randomness for this point.

After 4 days, the score is Randomness 3, Relevance 1.

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