Tag Archives: depending on God

Getting God’s Directions; August 7, 2017


1 Chronicles 14:13-16 Once more the Philistines raided the valley; so David inquired of God again, and God answered him, “Do not go straight up, but circle round them and attack them in front of the balsam trees. As soon … Continue reading

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Dealing with Wealth; July 6, 2017


1 Kings 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. This story is a Hollywood favorite, because it has … Continue reading

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Anointing; June 14, 2017


1 Samuel 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless?” David was in a very interesting situation. Saul was king, but David too had been anointed by … Continue reading

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Depending on God rather than Man; June 4, 2017


1 Sam 13:10 Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. Saul was eminently human, and so serves as a cautionary tale to us all. We are told that he was distinctly … Continue reading

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Bargaining with God; May 29, 2017


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he shall be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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By God Alone; May 27, 2017


Judges 7:2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, …” This verse should … Continue reading

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God’s Strength; May 26, 2017


Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” This statement by the angel seemed totally absurd to Gideon because he didn’t … Continue reading

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