Blood and guts, mystery and intrigue

“Anyone who says the Old Testament is boring, has never read the Old Testament.” I said casually after reading one night. Seeing some interest in my 14 year old, I proceeded to read from 2 Kings, chapter 9…

So they threw her (Jezebel) out the window, and her blood spattered against the wall and on the horses.  And Jehu trampled her body under his horses’ hooves…when they went out to bury her, they found only her skull, her feet and her hands!

He ran to his room, grabbed a sheet of paper and pencil and ran back, practically landing in my lap!  “Where’s that at again?!?”  As he wrote down the book, chapter, and verse, I saw an opening.  I flipped back to some other places I had noted that were interesting.  I don’t care why he’s reading his bible, as long as he’s reading it.  Here’s just a few of the “exciting” stories I pointed him to–he’ll hunger for more and in the process hopefully know God better.

  • 2 Kings 8:15 “Hazael took a blanket, soaked it in water, and held it over the king’s face until he died”
  • 2 Samuel 20:10 “his insides gushed out onto the ground”
  • 1 Samuel 4:18 “he broke his neck and died, for he was old and overweight”
  • Judges 16:29 “Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple…and pushed…the temple crashed down on the Philistine rulers and all the people. So he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime.”
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by ToniQue on November 12, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I say BROVO for helping make God’s word relevant in your 14 year old’s life…er…uh…helping him dive in? Dive into what exactly I’m not sure. 🙂 JK Creative parenting at it’s finest. YOU ROCK SISTER!

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