Tag Archives: depending on God

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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March 20, 2017


Numbers 13:33 “We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” This incident is, in a sense, one of the most “human” in the whole Bible. It ranks right up there with worshiping the … Continue reading

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February 19, 2017


Genesis 41:37-38 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?” I’d have to say Pharaoh showed some real … Continue reading

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