Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lust, Adultery and Murder

If you enjoy reading, you need to read this book! Let me give you a little taste of one of the story lines, which is amazingly similar to things we hear in the news pretty often. This very nice looking man who has a great career in a very high position sees a beautiful woman and becomes obsessed with her. He makes up his mind that he must have her and his lust gets out of control. He has his people to go and get her, and even though she's married to someone else who is fighting in the war, and he knows this, they sleep together and she becomes pregnant. After trying his best to cover up his transgression, his plan fails. The plan was to get her husband home from war to spend time with his wife so that he would think she got pregnant from him, her own husband. Since that didn't work, this successful man in the very high position makes sure the woman's husband gets killed at war so that he can marry the woman.

This book has it all, lust, sex, murder. The name of the book? The Holy Bible. The story I just told about is found in 2 Samuel and it is about King David, a man after God's own heart. David did some really bad things, but he found forgiveness in God. Hey, if there is hope for David, there's hope for us! Through Jesus Christ, we can find forgiveness for sin......any sin. He can cleanse us and give us abundant life.

Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered..... Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"-- and you forgave the guilt of my sin. "Selah" Psalm 32:1; 5


74WIXYgrad said...

Sometimes people need a "hook" like that one to get their curiousity piqued.

Zig Ziglar says the first thing he reads in the morning is his Bible. Then he reads his newspaper. This helps him to know what both sides are up to.

Liquid said...

I like what Wixy said.
That, instead of my intended comment upon reading this.

Maybe I will be able to read it next spring. a great READ.

Have a super afternoon, Kathy!

Kathy said...

Cliff, I did the title that way just for that reason. I figured with words like that, it would definitely get people wondering. Liquid, I am glad to see you back again. I was afraid I had offended you when I couldn't see your blog. I hope this post didn't offend you -- I sure didn't mean for it to offend anyone.

Kentucky Bound said...

I think Wixy said it best!

Keep 'em comin'!


Sindi said...

I liked your approach to get people to at least take a look at what the Bible holds. I know I don't read mine like I should but at least I do read it. There are people out there that would never even think to open it. I say do what you need to if it gets them to read it. ;-D

Anonymous said...

I am a christian This is my story. I am writing a book. Will anyone read it? What would be a good title for it? "Till death do us part?" God asked me to stand in the "gap" for my husband. It took 20 years but 6 weeks before he died he was saved all his sins forgiven, he made heaven.PTL He was poisoned shall I use her name, She's still ALIVE, he was unaware of his fate. Kathy