Ready for Week 2

The second week of Bible reading begins this morning. In DOVE Nairobi yesterday, Ibrahim shared on the role and power of God’s word in our lives. Very relevant.

We are grateful that 87 hours have already been sponsored and ‘paid for’!! Thank you! Read-A-Thon jpgThis will take us through most of the week. At this point however, the experience of reading itself has overshadowed the goal of raising money. What started as a fund-raiser for DOVE Africa missionaries has also become a life-changer.

The story of David, from shepherd boy to king, has always fascinated me; there are so many things to comment on.  David’s struggles with the ‘sons of Zeruiah’, and especially Joab, would be enough for a riveting novel. They were so close, and yet the relationship involved blackmail, differing values, and outright mutiny. Joab is the one who killed Absolom, but also the one who earlier convinced David to bring Absolom back to Jerusalem. Hmm.

The testimony about King David, from his own writing and also from the record of God’s Word to his prophets, is that he was ‘blameless,’ a man after God’s own heart , who followed the Lord wholeheartedly. Yet we know his sins. How does that work?

The answer is not easy. But I usually come back to the fact that David was truly and genuinely repentant. His immoral act with Bathsheba, and subsequent murder of her husband as a cover-up, was sin. Thankfully he realized that, and repented sincerely. The willingness and capacity to humbly repent is so crucial for any of our lives, and especially for Christian leaders. David certainly suffered consequences for these acts: his son died, and immorality (especially seen in Solomon) and violence (especially seen with Absolom) followed in the family line.

If we ever want to site David’s faults to make excuses for sin in our own lives, we better beware.

Thank you for following this journey with us!

Bible Trivia Day Five-Six: What did the Pharoah give his daughter as a wedding gift when she married Solomon?

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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3 Responses to Ready for Week 2

  1. dalbitz1 says:

    When I think of being blameless, despite my past sins, I feel God’s loving embrace like a big warm hug. Great reminder of God’s unfailing love! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Good to hear from you, Dan. YEAH for the precious ‘hug’ of the Lord. Today we read, “I cared for you in the desert, in the land of burning heat” (Hos 13:15) Somehow that sounded so tender and embracing. We serve a wonderful God!

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