A dictionary is a map. It charts where we have been to get to the place where we are. It doesn’t suggest how to use a word, but instead documents how a word is commonly being used. The Bible is a Map. It is a record of how far we have seen in various directions.
This charge, son Timothy, I put to you, in keeping with the prophecies already made about you, so that by these prophecies you may fight the good fight, armed with trust and a good conscience. (1 Timothy 1:18-19 Complete Jewish Bible) David fought well with Goliath and Saul and the Philistines because he believed the
You have too many choices. You just need to choose one thing and follow it through to the finish: Learn to recognize the voice of your Shepherd and choose to do whatever He says. Part of the process of learning His voice is making mistakes. That fact doesn’t seem to surprise or trouble Him. It
Like the scene described in 1 Samuel 13&14, many leaders of the church are unprepared to lead in the battles ahead. Some young people are going to step up and lead like young Jonathan did when he attacked the Philistine army with his armor bearer. Yahweh then shook the earth and spread terror among the
Much confusion, due to not much study, exists regarding the nature of the Kingdom of Jesus. Some useful Kingdom information was shared by Peter in his second epistle (2 Peter 1:11): “For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.”
When Israelis who were led by Joshua invaded land that had been settled by descendants of Canaan, they had been instructed by Yahweh not to make any deals with the inhabitants (Exodus 23:32,33). The local Hivites deceived them into believing that they had come from far away, and were looking for a place to settle.
Some people call Hebrews 11 the “Hall of Faith.” I wondered for quite a while when I was being stretched from average church member to expecter of the miraculous, why the writer was bragging on these heroes regarding their faith when their ends included being cut in two, being whipped, beaten, poor, living in caves
Joshua 13:14 Only to the tribe of Levi he had given no inheritance; the sacrifices of the Lord God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as He said to them. NKJV Deuteronomy 10:9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, just as the Lord your
I quite dangerously advise anyone who has respect for me to learn to know the voice of their Shepherd, and be gracious in response to advice that differs from His instructions, but nonetheless, to refuse it. No one would have given Jonathan good advice on the day he attacked the Philistines alone with his armor
Exodus 19:4-6 “‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.