And Paul was nothing to write home about - "For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful, but his appearance is unimpressive, and he speaks poorly" (2 Cor 10:10)
And Moses admitted to being unable to think on his feet- "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, i'm slow of speech and tongue." (Exodus 4:10)
And Jonah was so scared he refused pointblank to be a prophet and jumped on a ship to escape, bad call - "Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish." (Jonah 1:3)
And young Jeremiah tried to talk his way out of the job - "Lord i'm no good at speaking, i'm too young and people won't take me seriously" (Jer 1:6)
And Jesus said "Oh God I don't want to die tomorrow, get me out of it if you can" (Matt 26:42)
The moral of all this? - many bible people were as ordinary as you and me..
Hey Crikey, that was mighty interesting. I would like just to say a few words about two or three of the lines above:
Isaiah 53:2 has nothing to do with Jesus. That's about the Suffering Servant Israel coming out of the desert and to get settled in the Promised Land.
The one about Jonas, nothing was literal. It all happened in a dream of his. That's how the Lord would make His will known to His prophets. (Num. 12:6)
About Jesus in the Gethsemani, it only proves that it was not his will to die on the cross. So, he had to go to the cross against his will. So much for the message that there was willingness in him to die for no one.
Edited by Ben Masada, 23 January 2013 - 10:41 PM.