The story of Jonathan’s son is a great story but that is not the end of it. David carries out his promise to Jonathan and his son is given honor and all his needs met. The next part sounds like a “soap opera”!!! Absalom is one of David’s boys and after countless problems between them, he revolts and attempts to seize the throne. The king leaves Jerusalem with a large group which included Ziba. Of course, King David gets the throne back (that’s another story in 2 Samuel 15:13-
If you remember, I love a good Bible story and often I choose one that people don’t teach. How many of you go out looking for an enemy? I have enough trouble with people I know and family members; enemies don’t rank high on my list. Of course, I should repent because Luke 6:27-28 says, But I say (Jesus speaking) to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. I think a lot of people still try to li
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption. (Psalm 130:7 ESV) There is a lot of hopelessness in the world today. Homes have been destroyed by wars. People are being displaced from their homeland. Economies are not doing as well as we would like. The politicians running for office are not anyone we would ever invite into our homes. During these times of turmoil and fear, where is your hope? Be careful, because
Continue in the pursuit of appropriation; that being the commencement and perfecting of your faith concerning Me, Your Lord. You are to be doers and speakers of the Word into existence!... having the signs and wonders Of My Word in the midst of you, and you wholeheartedly believe it and speak it forth! Growing in Me is a life long voyage, and you seek depth of understanding... but I have made My word plain so you don't suffer shipwreck; instead clarity shines because of it's
I cried unto the lord with my voice; and he heard me out of his holy hill
I laid me down and slept; I awaked for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:4,5 When I read this Psalm, I again remember one of the many times God came to our rescue. Pulling a large heavy travel trailer across the Colorado mountains, the transmission in our car decided to die. We had enough money to get home to Missouri, but not to get the transmission replaced or buy another car. We pulled into a nearby tr