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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by samarelda, Mar 24, 2006.
Who in the Bible are you most like and why?
Solomon. I can be wise when depending on the Holy Spirit to guide me, and a fool when I depend on myself.
I'm bald, like Elisha.....
I'm a little hot-headed, like Moses......
I pick on people, kind like Elijah did.....
I got a rat for a little brother, like Esau.....
Balaam, 'cuz I've had to listen to a few jackasses.....
David, 'cuz I have used my music gifts to manipulate women, before I was saved.
Goliath, because I have let my size get me into trouble.....
Jonah, because I ran away from God for a long time.....
Paul, 'cuz I am very narrow-minded.
David. I have had so many victories in my life, then so many struggles and that always seems to be causing trouble or suffering from a result of my sin. I can feel God so close sometimes and yet so far away at other times. I can empathize with some of the emotional rollercoaster that David went through and yet realize it is usually because I tried to get myself in front of God and his leading.
Simon Peter, without a doubt.
Why? I don't know. It's the way I was made? LOL
Very protective, I'm likely to jump to the defense of someone I know without thinking it through first. I'm also pretty capable of having very noble intentions when I think of what I might do in such and such situation, but when actually faced with the situation I wimp out.
On an odd note, everyone that I seem to have a personality similarity with, or that I admire, has cut off someone's ear or cut off their own, or committed suicide. (Van Gogh had both workin' for him...plus he was a horrid painter imo, which is why I love his work, seriously. I don't like the talented ones, they don't have soul)
Thomas, without a doubt
I can idnetify with David the most. And Peter, as we are all in the end HUMAN, and unworthy of the love we recieve from God. Thank God that He forgives and thank God I'm forgiven!
I think I'm more like Peter too. I jump into things with both feet -- not always well thought out.
Since I married a Peter I have been able to see Peter's good side much more clearly. Like my husband, Peter was a doer--he got things done. When something needs to be done at church my husband is the first person the pastor asks. And hubby jumps right in--very willing heart. He wears more hats at our church than any person I know. Peter matured into a very solid Christian and I can see my husband maturing in much the same way.
I can see some of David in me, failing, doubting, following his own way, yet always loving the Lord and being quick to repent. David seemed to be an emotional person, writer of poetry, lover of music--I could see him at a symphony. Sweet violin music makes me cry--it is just so beautiful.
I see a bit of Gideon also, doubting that I can handle what God asks me to do.
Moses: making excuses for things I may not want to do or think I don't have the ability to do.
But I also see myself in the Shunamite woman. She enjoyed taking care of people and meeting their needs. I wait on my husband hand and foot and I love doing it.
The woman who touched the hem of Jesus garment and was healed is also someone I can identify with. I would have been too scared to ask Jesus to heal me, but I would have been brave enough to touch his hem.
Goliath. See my post under body weight...
Who am I like? Mary, Martha's sister. I was too busy on these boards, listening to the word of God, that I forgot to finish the laundry, and my husband complained about it. I also let the dishes go for about 2 hours on these boards.
Another thought for all you Peters out there. I am a planner and like to know what I am going to be doing and when I am going to be doing it. My husband's spur-of-the-moment lifestyle drove me nuts when we were first married. I asked God to change him, but He changed me and I came to look at his "problem" as a gift. He is so flexible and can switch gears at the drop of a hat. He can walk into church Sunday morning and Pastor will say, this SS teacher called in sick, can you take the class? Hubby will just jump right in without any preparation or materials and do a great job. My first thought would be one of panic--what am I going to do. Or someone, who was scheduled to sing has a bad cough and husband will just pick a song, give it to me to play and say, I'm singing this song this morning. At Kid's Club, if he needs to replan an activity in an instant, he can without even blinking an eye. Needless to say, our lives have blended together and I am much more flexible than I used to be and my husband has become more of a planner--of course, he usually has me do it for him, but as his helpmeet, that is my job!! There are times when you have to jump in with both feet!
One Sunday after Church "Kate", a close friend and elderly woman came up to me and said:
do you know who you remind me of??
No, Kate, who??
Well, I'll just tell you, Peter.
Peter??? I don't know anyone named Peter, OH!! do you mean Peter in the Bible???
Yep, you're just like him.
How's that Kate??
Peter cut a man's ear off when they attempted to arrest Jesus, and you'll fight for what you believe.
Yes, I would if I had to Kate.
And all the disciples ran off and hid except Peter, he wasn't that afraid, he followed them into the courtyard denying Jesus three times to cover his "spying activiies", and you're not afraid either.
You're right again, not much scares me.
Peter was the only one who would get out of the boat and walk on the water with Jesus, when other people say it can't be done, you always say it can.
Well, I Guess I am like him.
Yes, you sure are.
UH, Kate, aren't you going to mention those times Peter opened his big mouth and Jesus had to rebute him???
"Well", I was going to be nice and not mention that but, Yep, you're just like that too.
Kate has gone on to be with the "lord", but her little comparsion has helped me more than any sermon I've heard since being saved.
By seeing Peter's strong/weak points, I can see my own, and where improvements can be made in both.
Peter's one of my favorites. When the going got tough, he went fishing.
Balaam's Donkey... God can use anyone or anthing to proclaim his Word. Even me.
Enoch …seriously I have no idea.
But I enjoyed reading Bro. Curtis’, sounds as if it should be song.
An '80's song by Larry Bryant comes to mind...
“Sometimes I’m Samson”
Often in the word I look
And people there I see
Are perfect mirror images
Of what I find in me
On every page there's sure to be
A life I know I’ll find
That in one way or another
Is very much like mine, very much like mine
Sometimes I’m Samson
With the strength to conquer anything
Sometimes I’m David
When my heart is right and I feel just like a king
Sometimes I’m Thomas
When disbelief takes hold
but oh to be like Jesus
Is the desire of my soul
All their strengths and weaknesses
There in black and white
But then one life I read about
Stands in a different light
His fire and his compassion
A perfect soul I see
Everything about this man
Is what I want to be, all I want to be
Of all the lives I’ve fancied living
People I’ve admired the most
He's the only one worth giving
All the dreams I’ve dreamed
All the hopes I’ve hoped