Monday, May 26, 2008

My walk

This is my first post of this meme. I'm excited.

I was reading in Isaiah 15-16

Now, I am not a biblical scholar. I've never been to seminary, and I don't have the bible in the Greek translation. I just read it. I depend on the Holy Spirit to teach me and I might pick up a study here and there for more depth and history, but for the most part I usually have laundry that I need to hang up and put away.

So, follow me on this . . .

The people of Moab come from an ugly act of incest (Genesis 19:36-38) and remember the story of the talking donkey? That was the king and princes of Moab who were afraid of the Israelites so were asking Balaam to curse them. (Numbers 22)

Then, right there in this story Balaam says:

"I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel."
(Numbers 22:17)

A foretelling of Christ.

And now when I'm reading Isaiah talking about Moab, I find this:

"In love a throne will be established;
in faithfulness a man will sit on it—
one from the house of David—
one who in judging seeks justice
and speeds the cause of righteousness."

Isaiah 16:5

Another foretelling of Christ. Random?

Yeah - I've learned God seldom, if ever, is random.

Why here? Why now? Why again when we are talking about Moab do we hear about Jesus?

Because of Ruth, who will be the great grandmother to King David - the line that Jesus comes from? (Ruth 1, 4)

See, now that, to me, is just plain cool.

"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago"


Shari said...

That is really cool. It's so interesting that Ruth was from Moab, yet was an ancestor of Jesus. I'm almost done reading Judges and then it's onto the book of Ruth. So, I'll probably write next Monday's post about her. It's great that you have joined this meme. I've only been doing it 4 weeks. I like the story of Jael, too. I read about her for the first time last week.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are joining in on the My Walk Monday Meme!

Muy Bueno!

Guinevere Meadow said...

When I was a little girl, during my evening prayers I would ask God to give "messages" to my bible heroes- I often said hellos to Ruth and Esther! I wonder if they will know me when I get up to heaven.

Mike said...

Well written and lots of information to think about.


Scrapping Servant said...

Thanks for joining this Monday my dear... I am excited that you are not afraid to share even though you a not "taught". Many welcome my dear! I hope to see you next week!

Oh and here is the link for the button codes...

Believer said...

It’s great when God connects the dots for us in study!