A Humanist perspective on what we can learn about what is morality from the Bible.
2 Samuel 22: David sings a song
David sings a song praising god. It has 50 verses. God is apparently great and the greatest part about God is how much he does for David. It’s supposed to be praising God, but it’s really egocentric on David’s part.
In other words:
David sings a song about how great he must be to have God’s protection.
2 Samuel 22:11 – And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
Least favorite bit:
2 Samuel 22:20,21 – He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands he hath recompensed me. (Barf – look how wonderful I am – god loves me!! Not very humble is he? )
What annoys me about this entire chapter:
David was only successful because people like Joab, who supported him, were ruthless. And yes, here is David – crowing on about how much God must like him. It’s not only not very humble, it’s downright rude and a very dangerous mindset to think you can do no wrong.
Moral Lesson Learned:
It would be nice if successful people were a bit more humble about the help they receive from the very real people who support them in their efforts (2 Samuel 22)