Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scripture Study with the Davises

Usually our "companion" study (as Colby likes to call it) is pretty straightforward: we read a chapter or so, maybe talk about it a little.
Last night it got sort of out of hand.

Mosiah 23:10 "...and has made me an instrument in his hands..."

Colby: A cello.
Me: What?
Colby: The instrument - a cello.
Me: Oh.

Mosiah 23:12 "...and therefore ye were bound with the bands of iniquity."

*more laughter*
Me: Do you think instruments in God's hands play in the bands of iniquity?
Colby: Probably not, considering it's the devil's band.
Me: I wonder what kind of music they play in the devil's band.
Colby: I know what they play.
Me: What?
Colby: "The devil went down to Georgia... he was lookin' for a soul to steal..."
Me: "He was in a bind, cause he was way behind; he was willing to make a deal..."

And then "hell broke loose" in Zarahemla.

Me: "...When he came across this young man sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot.
And the devil jumped up on a hickory stump and said: Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player, too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
Now you play a pretty good fiddle boy, but give the devil his due:
I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul - I think I'm better than you.
The boy said: My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet, and you gonna regret, cause I'm the best there's ever been!

Colby: "Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard
Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia and the devil deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose, the devil gets your sooooouuuuuuulll......"

Needless to say, we gave the whole thing up by verse eighteen. We'll try again tomorrow.