Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The gospel of David, Part 1

I am so tempted to write this post since last Friday... Don't ask me why but somehow, I was amaze by the bible... How it supported each book written by itself... Amazing work of God... I am getting a bit blur in vision and tired... Do excuse me if there is (are) any typing error ^^ It will definately be a long long long long long post...
The Gospel of David
Death is something that is certain in this life. Romans 7 shows the nature of death in the human being.
  • For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. [Romans 7:5] - our flesh bears fruit for death, of itself.
  • But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead. Once I was alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death [Romans 7:8-11] - sin kills us, not only physically but spiritually.
  • Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. [Romans 7:13] - We are easily proven to be sinful beings by looking at the reflection of the moral law that is hardwired into our own natural conscience.
  • What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? [Romans 7:24] - Paul laments the fact that no one can escape from the body that we were born into. The DNA of Adam and Eve could not be reversed in any manner.

Death becomes the ultimate bane / enermy of all mankind. No one wants to die or to face up to death (in many religion, death is symbolized as many different things, but all are in common in some aspects; namely, the inevitable nature of it... You can't runaway from it and it's silent power... Death can creep unexpectantly into a person's life.

And it is within this context that David's fight with Goliath gives us hope...

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(Taken from CF's notes)