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 and...

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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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Level Ground

Jesus Christ describes the time of the Kingdom of Heaven using a parable of the ten virgin girls who took their lamps and went out to meet their bridegroom. It was a long wait. When the announcement came about the arrival of the groom they had fallen asleep. This...

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Shouts of Joy and Victory

Job was a godly man who observed the teachings and desires of God; not only for himself, but also for his grown up children. The Word describes him as ‘blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil’.  Yes, the hedge of God’s protection was upon his life and...

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