Tag Archive: 1 Samuel

Feb 10

David…. Goliath… and you

The Sling We are all familiar with the story of David and Goliath. I would like to focus on is a small part of the story, the sling.  The sling that propelled the stone that killed Goliath. Most of us are not familiar with the type of sling that David would have used. The first …

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Jan 19

3 Leaders… 1 was frustrated… 2 were not… why?

God gave the Jews a great victory over the Philistines, their formidable enemies. Three leaders were at the center of this victory. Jonathan and Samuel acted confidently and clearly. Saul was rash and gave self-justifying excuses. Jonathan, the son of King Saul As the battle begins in 1 Samuel 14 Jonathan asked guidance from God. …

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Nov 18

What do you do when it’s hard to trust God?

Sometimes we know what we want and it’s a good thing but it just isn’t happening. Sometimes totally unexpected things happen to us out of nowhere. How do we live in a world like this? The books of Samuel give two examples of people who faced these perplexing times of life. The bookends of the …

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Apr 27

Do we trust God even when it looks like we shouldn’t?

Bookends of 1-2 Samuel Writers often use bookends to let us know what is most important to them. Bookends are very similar concepts or words at the beginning and end of a book. They remind us what we need to remember. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally one book. The writer put …

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Sep 03

God does things differently than we do

Good Figs and Bad Figs When the Babylonians first took the Jewish King and others into exile the people who remained in the Promised Land assumed that they had God’s favor and the exiles were abandoned by God. God revealed to Jeremiah that the opposite was true. He would rebuild the Jewish people through the …

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Apr 20

When you get forgetful bad things happen.

Becoming Forgetful Most of us fear becoming forgetful in our final years. When we don’t remember a fact or a face we wonder if this is the beginning of the feared decline. The Bible and Remembering The Bible stresses the importance of remembering. Memorials were set up when the Jordan was crossed and when God helped …

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Feb 13

Judicial blindness is real.

Jesus was rejected Jesus offered salvation to His most bitter opponents but didn’t reach all of them. As I stated in the last blog the opposition between the religious leaders and Jesus was real. They said that He did his miracles in league with the Devil. He denounced them in the clearest terms in the …

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