After a few very boring chapters in 1 Chronicles, we move back to Psalms for a few chapters.
My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.” – Psalm 131:1-3
The above verses are the entirety of Psalm 131. David is not haughty? Give me a break. David is the very definition of haughty. Ug. Even the short chapters in Psalms are disgusting in that they are filled with lies.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 138: Of David.
I wish I could say otherwise, but today is another boring chapter in 1 Chronicles. Last time it was a list of priests. Today it’s a list of musicians.
“David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals.” – 1 Chronicles 25:1
And that’s it! The remaining verses are just a list of names of those associated with being musicians. Aren’t we all glad God had time to name musicians but had no time actually help people? Sigh.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 131: A song of ascents. Of David.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today we have some anti-science.
“So the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt; hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.” – Exodus 9:23-24
For starters, the Lord doesn’t rain down hail. Hail is just solid precipitation and it rains all the time. The other crazy part of this verse is the difference between the NIV and KJV versions.
“So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.” – Exodus 9:24
The hail is on fire? Um…no. More anti-science from a group of men wanting to control the masses for their own personal gain.
We are now in a boring part of 1 Chronicles, but if we pray to the all-mighty Lord we’ll get through this. Although doing so means we’ll never get through this as there is no Lord. 😊
“This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the Lord, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.” – 1 Chronicles 24:19
To sum things up, this entire chapter is just a list of who the priests are. If you’re bored, you probably should be. That’s normal in a chapter like this.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 25: The Musicians
“Physics, chemistry, biology….please feel free to make fun of these, my deeply held beliefs. It doesn’t affect them in the slightest.” – Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais nails it. Science doesn’t care what you think. It’s true regardless.
After three chapters in Psalms we move back to 1 Chronicles to learn a bit more about the Levites.
“When David was old and full of years, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.” – 1 Chronicles 23:1
Just an FYI/reminder the reign of David is close to the end.
“David said, ‘Of these (Levites), twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the Lord and six thousand are to be officials and judges. Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the Lord with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.’” – 1 Chronicles 23:4-5
So much for the idea of freedom. Forced into a specific job.
“These were the descendants of Levi by their families—the heads of families as they were registered under their names and counted individually, that is, the workers twenty years old or more who served in the temple of the Lord.” – 1 Chronicles 23:24
I may be missing something, but this verse in which an age of 20+ is stated, contradicts the age of 30+ mentioned in the first few verses.
“They (Levites) were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord.” – 1 Chronicles 23:30
God damn what a shit job!
This concludes 1 Chronicles 23. What did we learn? The Levites were forced to serve God and had some shit jobs. Freedom is nowhere to be found in this society.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 24: The Divisions of Priests
By chapter numbers I’m about 75% of the way through the book of Psalms. We should be done with this book sometime this year. Light at the end of the tunnel! 😊
“The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind:” – Psalm 110:4
I’d be wary of any promises from God. Remember, this is the asshole god who supposedly created humans and then killed all but seven in a worldwide flood. So you tell me if you think he’s going to hold to his promise this time.
“He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.” – Psalm 110:7
Killing and raping is hard work, so let’s forgive God this moment of weakness when he takes a drink from a babbling brook. 😊
That’s it for this short chapter in Psalms.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 23: The Levites