Thursday, April 12, 2007

Best paragraph all day.

"Let me share one of my core convictions: God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time. A sense of destiny is our birthright as followers of Christ. God is awfully good at getting us where He wants us to go. But here's the catch: The right place often seems like the wrong place, and the right time often seems like the wrong time."

This quote came from the book "In a pit with a lion on a snowy day" by Mark Batterson. The book focuses in on a little known man in the bible named Benaiah. Whose story is told in just a few small verses in the bible.

Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab’s best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men. He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard. 2 Samuel 23:20-23

I haven't read the whole book, so I'm not recommending it, yet, I just wanted to share that paragraph. To give credit where credit is due though, I discovered the book when Louie Marsh over at "The Marshian Chronicles" posted on it here.

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