Running ahead of God?

Ever Since Samuel the Prophet of Israel anointed David, then a young Shepherd of his father’s sheep; David knew his destiny… one day to become the King of Israel.  Twice in the wilderness when he was on the run from King Saul and his men, opportunities to kill King...

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David’s Plunder

The Philistines plan to go and attack Saul and his Armies; and since David had taken refuge with Achish son of Maok King of Gath, a Philistine leader of Gath.    As the Philistines move out to battle ….David on invitation of Achish follows the Philistine’s army into...

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Eli and Samuel as Parents

Eli the Priest had 2 sons whom the bible describes as scoundrels for they had no regard for God.  His sons were reported on interfering with God’s sacrifices with an intention of getting the ‘juicer’ part of the sacrifice before it was brought to God.  “This sin of...

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Seeking Relief from Moab

In the book of Ruth, we learn that a terrible famine hit Israel and Elimelek a man from Bethlehem in Judah decided to search for relief elsewhere.   Elimelek together with his wife and two sons left Bethlehem and headed to Moab where food was available. Ruth 1  The...

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Deception at play

“This bread of ours was warm when we packed it at home on the day we left to come to you; But now see how mouldy it is.  And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are.  And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey”....

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Achan with his Loot

During the battle of Jericho, Achan saw a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels; he coveted them; and against the explicit command of God not to take treasures for self as they were treasures to be placed...

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Positioned to Win

I have learnt that one’s mindset and attitude about life of a Christian does impact on how one walks as a Christian. Jesus said, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door; because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:24). “Paul...

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Pray for Your Enemies?

An Except from Guidepost 2012 by Karen Barber From Daily Guideposts   Pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:28 (NIV) It was a lovely spring morning and I was on my favorite part of my morning prayer walk—the "thy Kingdom come" section when I pray for blessings...

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Who is your Provider?

In the days of famine, Elijah was told by God ‘Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there.  I have instructed a widow there to supply you with food.’ 1 Kings 17:9.  When Elijah arrived at the Town gate, he found a widow gathering some sticks and at...

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