Rash Words...Rash Decisions..

I think you all have heard stories of Saul in you classrooms in Sunday school or at least about David. But today I wanted to tell of a story of Saul and Jonathan that a story in my Literature book that reminded me of the this story in the bible.

In 1 Samuel 14 Saul is facing the Philistines and he says "Cursed be the man who eats food before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies." And later when Saul asks if he should go fight the philistines and God does not answer he knew that something was wrong; and said though the fault lie with Jonathan he would be killed. And this ends up getting him in trouble when his son Jonathan (who had not heard this) ate some honey.

You can read this story and find out what happens at the end. But Saul was a man who made rash decisions and said rash things. I just wanted to encourage you to not be rash, and just say things that you will regret later, but wait on the Lord.

-Kole

7 comments:

Margaret Neufeld June 2, 2008 at 6:01 PM  

Throwing everyone under the bus? Must be an American expression...what exactly is it supposed to mean? Sorry, I didn't mean to throw in everyone's face. Just thought I needed to be honest.

Margaret Neufeld June 2, 2008 at 6:58 PM  

Yes, Kade, it's very humbling when God has to use a 13 year old to get through to you.

Life Savior June 2, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

No!!No!! It just means you made everyone look bad or blame-shifted it on everyone else! You took responsiblity, I just ment that you made me look bad because I do the same thing! In a funny way! I ment it in a joking way!! Sorry I'll have to clarify next time I use a cliche!

-Kole

Eric Novak June 3, 2008 at 4:25 PM  

RYC: Thanks Kole, your blog looks pretty cool too. Feel free to visit any time.

Eric Novak

cj June 3, 2008 at 4:29 PM  

Yes, rashness often gets you into trouble.

Thanks Kole!

E.Go. June 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM  

It reminds me of Jephtha's vow. he was trying to look all spiritual and made a rash vow that ended up with the death of his daughter...I think that we should think before we speak...or make rash decisions!

Anonymous June 13, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

it was a great post until your last clause, which was a cliche. Those words have no real meaning but they sound spiritual.

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