5/31/2016

lamb chops

Sunday June 5th, 2 Samuel 12: and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his meager fare, and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it was like a daughter to him. Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was loath to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb, and prepared that for the guest who had come to him.” Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die; he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” David was a good and godly man, but sometimes, even good and godly men and women can get so caught up in themselves that they forget why they are good and godly people and to whom they should be giving the glory.  So David, full of himself and his own importance and power gets caught in his own trap. Oh, that we would have more Nathans in the world, those who have the ear of the powerful and important and let them know they are being duped by their own since of power and importance.  This story however also pertains to so much that goes on in our seats of power.  The ones who have so much arranging for cuts in programs who help those who have so little, so they can have a bit more.  So pray for the welfare cheats, especially the ones from Apple to Oil to Wall Street who so covet a meal of lamb chops stolen from the hope of the working poor.  

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