My first Pastor talked about the way the staff may have been used in the time of David and Goliath. I seem to remember him stating that it was a custom to mark on the staff you carried, victories you had won. It went something like, when David killed the lion and bear, he drew on his staff ta picture to represent this event. Then when he fought Goliath, he may had had the staff with him and held it up in front of him. This would cause him to see the staff, and not Goliath as it would block his view partially. I love the image and lesson in this, even if I never learn more about it. The idea is, that you only see your victories instead of the the enemy before you.
Does anyone know of any customs like this? I figure it may be cool to hear of this a little more. I will just visit this post from time to time to see if anyone does.
I propose the following consequences are the result of de-volution of cultures due to sin...
Summary of Sin's Progression in a Culture:
1. Mankind rejected God’s truth.
2. Not only that but we have suppressed God’s truth and followed after unrighteousness.
3. Because of Mankind’s rejection of truth we fell into idolatry.
4. This leads to fornication and adultery in heterosexual relationships.
5. This is the classic example of the consequences of men not being spiritual leaders in their homes, in the Church, and in society at large.
6. Marriage is no longer valued. So...
7. This then leads to unnatural relations between women.
8. This then leads to unnatural relations between men.
9. God allowed mankind to have a degraded mind and be consumed by all sort of sin.
Is this the case in the U.S. today and abroad?
Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?