Imagine what we might be told if the most famous among the ancients like Socrates, King David of Israel or Alexander the Great had been able to sit down and write us letters of advice, based on their experiences.
Louis Markos, Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, has an idea of what David would tell us and The Imaginative Conservative has published what makes for a fascinating read.
Here’s a sample:
“Earlier, much earlier, the Lord took me from the sheepfold and brought me to the court of King Saul. He even helped me to slay the dread Goliath with my slingshot.
“Well, immediately, I started spinning glorious scenarios of what the next few years would bring. I saw just how the story would unfold, with Saul giving me his daughter, making me his son and heir, and praising my name before all the people.
“It didn’t quite go the way I had mapped it out in my head. I confused the Lord’s plans with my own. I would do that quite a bit in my life.”
Go here for the balance of David’s “letter” to us from 3,000 years ago. And here’s to hoping the good professor will apply his impressive skills to others among the ancients.