How To Sin Well

There seems to be a number of great “heroes” of the Christian faith that we can look up to in the Bible. Many upstanding people of faith who we can look to as examples as we seek to live out our own faith in the worlds we live in.

For this months Digidisciple post we’re going to look at what King David can teach us about sinning.

Don’t Be Where You’re Meant To Be

Relaxing beer

David probably should have been at the battle… Instead he chose to be somewhere much nicer.

Which is obviously a silly choice to make. I obviously never skived off lectures at uni to go to the pub instead…

Look down at people.

Toronto Reference Library, looking down at tables

Enjoy the view of the people below you.

Be Nice to People You’re Trying to Do Over

Friendly stickman

Theologians the world over may have discussed if David’s actions within 2 Samuel 11:12-15, was the reason why the phrase “two faced” was invented.

When all else fails: Cover Up What you’ve Done.

Truth-Is-Out-There

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When all else fails.
Cheat.
Lie.
Cover it up.
If the X Files taught us anything, its that a simple cover up stays simple… and never gets complicated…

But Dont Worry. You’re Better Then All This Anyway.

Its ok.

We never do anything wrong anyway do we?

judging-others

Based on 2 Samuel 11 – 12

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Looking at Goliath

david and goliath

We at The Church Sofa, can not pass the book of 1 Samuel, without taking some time to look at Chapter 17. The home of one of this epic battles of The Old Testament. The original David v Goliath battle itself. This battle story has led to the use of “David vs Goliath” to describe almost any story were someone has to face overwhelming odds, and probably has no chance of winning.

We’re going to take a look at how Goliath has been represented over the years.

The Classic Goliath

There are the traditional paintings that have been created over the centuries.

David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888) (found at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath )
David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888) (found at Wikipedia )

The Updated Goliath

We have the computer generated characters within games.

Found at biblekids3d.com
Found at biblekids3d.com 

The Friendly Looking Monster

There are also Disney style monster Goliaths.

Found at http://entrepreneurialambitions.com/2011/11/02/taking-on-goliath/
Found at http://entrepreneurialambitions.com/2011/11/02/taking-on-goliath/

The team you have no hope of beating.

Goliath can also look like the football match your team have no chance of winning in. (Exeter City managed a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford)

Found at Exeter City's trip to Old Trafford will be a great day for their fans but that is about it - they won't get the result they want against Manchester United. (Mark Lawrenson) izquotes.com
Found at izquotes.com

The Massive Monster

Goliath seems to symbolise the unbeatable monster.

Found over at  www.psxextreme.com
Found over at www.psxextreme.com

Tomorrow.

The thing is:

That unbeatable monster, can just be waking up tomorrow morning.

Good Morning

Struggling with this sort of thing? Dont suffer in silence. There are a number of places online you can get help from, including  samaritans.org, and mind.org.uk.

This post was originally featured on The Big Bible Website.

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