Monday, February 1, 2010

Freaky (but true) Bible Stories

Everyday I get up early and have my quiet time before the house awakes. Lately, I have been marking some of the freaky (but true) and interesting stories in the Bible....especially the ones that I think my boys will like. I thought I would put some of them here and give you a smile for the day.

Judges 15:15 "Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men." How cool is that? First of all, how often does one find a "fresh jawbone of a donkey"? Secondly, was it so fresh that the muscle and flesh was still on it or was it just bone? Thirdly, really? He held it, swung it around, and killed 1000 men? Did he throw it like a boomerang or hold it?

Judges 4:21 "But Jael, Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died." Cracks me up that the words, "and he died" had to be if driving a tent peg into his brain so far that is went into the ground would do anything less! She is one fierce woman!

Judges 3:20-22 "Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palace and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it." This is the coolest story! Really? This king is so fat the his fat swallows up the sword so that no one can see it from the front?!

Anyway....these are just some of the stories for today. I hope they bring a smile to your face and help you think of fun ways to share the Bible with your kids. They have all heard Jonah, Daniel and the lion's den, etc...most of them haven't heard these!


The 5 Rohrers said...

I think that only a mom of boys can truly appreciate the gruesomeness of those stories! Oddly, they did make me smile!

Amber said...

What a fun idea to share with our boys! Ethan loves any bible story with FIRE too!

Melissa Williams said...

Those are neat stories!! I remember reading in 1 Samuel, about one of the kings sons was stabbed and his "intestines spilled over the ground." I'm thinking really....God couldn't have left it at killed...sometimes eating a snack while doing your Bible Study isn't always a good thing! ha! Love the stories though!!!

The Stringers said...

You know what really freaks me out? that God sent an evil spirit into Saul. What?! More explanation needed, Old Testament! I'm saving up a list of questions for when I get to heaven.