Wednesday, March 12, 2008

However, Nevertheless

This morning as I was reading my bible I came across a word that struck me to the core for some reason. The word was "however". I'm currently reading in 1st Kings about the life of Solomon. The paticular chapter I was reading this morning was chapter 11. The previous chapter was devoted to the Queen of Sheba and all the things Solomon accomplished. God reminded him to obey Him and mind all His statutes and commandments just like his father David did.
First thing this morning I read1st Kings 11:1
"King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women..."
Now I don't love many foriegn women. Were you wondering? But, when I got to the word "however", I had to pause for a moment and think. I thought to myself, "self, I don't want God to have to put a "however" beside my name, if He ever decides to devote a chapter in a book to me."
I kept reading. And I came across another word.
Nevertheless.
God said to Solomon: verse 2 (a)
"You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods."
And after God told him that this is what the narrator had to say: verse 2 (b)
"Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love."
So I paused for a minute and I thought to myself again, "self, I don't want God to have to insert a "nevertheless" beside my hame if he ever decides to continue on with that chapter in that book he writes for me.
Not that I expect God to write a book about me. But someday, Dawson will grow up and read this blog and he'll know that his mommy loved God and ifDawson decides to write a book about me (I'm nearly certain I'll be famous one of these days) maybe he'll leave those 2 words out.
And that's bible lesson #123 code A Section 2 for today.
ANYWAY,
tangent:
The many diet and healthy living books I have read all say "the key to losing weight is to eat breakfast." So today I did.
This is what I had.
I can feel the pounds melting away as I write.
Joy's blog reporting. Over and out.

3 comments:

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

However! That diet is a little outmoded. The current fad is for the Chocolate Covered Bunny Rabbit Easter Candy Diet. Try it! You'll love it, nevertheless!

jenn said...

loved this post...and continue pulling things out of 1kings...i think i struggled a bit, but am glad i can turn to you for some biblical guidance with this book of the bible! :). you crack me up with your breakfast comment...i always know i will end up smiling while i read your stories! so thanks for the wednesday smile :)

Holly said...

Great Biblical lesson! Thanks for sharing! I too would like to avoid an "however" and "nevertheless" beside my name! Thanks again for the food for thought (literally!) !
Now I'm gonna eat me some chocolate (however, they say it IS good for you!).