I Samuel 1:26. . . Your love for me was extraordinary; surpassing the love of women.” (David to Jonathan)
Today’s devotional comes from a bible verse I don’t think anyone has ever written on. And no matter the perspective you take on it, someone will accuse you of taking it out of context.
I am confident I may have a perspective that will anger both sides of the argument. I’m always here to serve and ready to offend.
First off I don’t know how else to read this: “my love for you surpasses the love of women.” King David was a man after God’s own heart, yet he was also a murderer and an adulterer. God forbid he should be in a “same sex relationship” on top of that.
Even if David and Jonathan were gay lovers, it doesn’t mean they had anal or oral sex. The fact that this is the first thing that comes to a church goers mind is an indication that they are more than a little sexually oppressed.
Maybe that vow of celibacy isn’t working too well and they just need to go get some?
Now for the conservative side who argues that the relationship between David and Jonathan was just a deeply intimate bromance. Sadly enough any intimacy between two guys is suspected of homosexuality. This is one of the reasons that men are not as relational as women.
If you want to really see how twisted human nature is, there are some people who will brand you as a pedophile just for standing too close to a child. Does anyone doubt this logic?
From this it’s not hard to understand why women are more spiritually sensitive and men struggle to have a relationship with the Divine; since God is depicted as a male then life’s most important relationship would be a same sex relationship for men.
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