Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Quiver

There are things that the bible is very clear on and then there are some things that (i believe show God is gracious) that He is not as clear on. For example we know that we are to train our children in the way they should go and that we should talk about the law as we walk and sit and live [Prov 22:6 Deut 6:6-9]. It tells us that wine is a mocker and beer a brawler he who is led astray by them is not wise[Prov 20]. It tells us that self control is a fruit of the spirit and the mind that is steadfast on God is kept in perfect peace [Gal 5 Isaiah 26:3]...BUT it does not say what training that child looks like [i.e. homeschooling, discipline, etc] it does not say all moderate use alcohol is bad, it does not say what self control and a peaceful mind looks like. These are things that we pray about, that we use discretion and that ultimately God has to show us individually. Not that i believe there are not universally applicable passages of scripture that are very clear, but i am aware that somethings are just difficult to discern. So I want to jsut throw out a couple and i REALLY want to hear back from readers on this.
Please know that i am limited in to how much i "get out" and hear opinions that are differing. I have lived a life surrounded mostly of people who are like minded. A lot of you may fall into that category of like minded, but maybe you have heard different thoughts of others. So here is question #1. 
THE BIBLE SAYS CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING and a GIFT FROM THE LORD  Psalm 127:3-5
and BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE QUIVER IS FULL...
So how is a person to know how many arrows they should have in their quiver?
[Quiver: a device for archers used for holding arrows] read all of Psalm 127 for more detail..
Interesting note: How many arrows are in a quiver?
"as many as it can hold! There are a wide variety of quiver and arrow types. Most modern hunting quivers hold somewhere around five. Most medieval quivers were sized to hold between ten and fifteen, with an even dozen being the number most commonly alluded to in literature. Personally I have never seen one designed to be carried by a foot archer that would hold more than twenty. It would, of course, be possible to do so, but arrows tend to bulk up quickly, so the practicality is questionable." Read more: http://wiki.answers.com
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