Monthly Archives: October 2011

Urim and Thummim

David had the ephod which meant that David could inquire about God’s will using the Urim and Thummim.  Here is what the Holman Concise Bible Dictionary has to say about Urim and Thummim: Objects Israel, and especially the high priest, … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

Prophecy is one of those things that is often musunderstood.  It is the speaking of truth into situations and it often carries an element of righteous judgement.  An example in the book of 1 Samuel is when God pronounces judgement … Continue reading

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On the Run

David’s band is on the run.  He has a loyal group of fighting men and they are trusting the Lord to provide for them.  When they get to Nob God provides a sympathetic priest who gives them bread that it … Continue reading

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Loyalty

When I think of loyalty I think of pets.  In particular I think of a dog that faithfully collects his master’s slippers each night and lies by his feet by the fire.  I struggle with thinking that people are loyal.  … Continue reading

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Friends Protect

I have struggled allowing myself to have a friend.  I do not trust people easily and I am an only child.  I see some people who have close friends who they can tell everything through and whom they see regularly … Continue reading

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Bipolar with Paranoia

Mental health issues get a lot of attention these days.  We rightly seek to diagnose what ailments a person is wrestling with and then we treat them appropriately.  I have a lot of sympathy with people who struggle with their … Continue reading

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God of the Plains

The interior of Israel is rugged and hilly.  The Philistines thought that their gods were the gods of the plains, but that Israel’s gods were the gods of the mountains.  The story of David and Goliath is a story that shows … Continue reading

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God-given Opportunities

In 1 Samuel 16 Saul has an ‘evil spirit from God’.  This phrase has caused interpreters a lot of problems, but it just acknowledges that all things, whether good or bad, find their origins in God.  Saul has chosen to … Continue reading

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The Kind of Person God Seeks

Bill T. Arnold writes: The man after God’s own heart turned out to be an unassuming boy!  Looks can be so deceiving that we actually miss the very thing that we are looking for.  God sends Samuel to find a new … Continue reading

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Rejected

Samuel tells Saul that he is rejected.  He is rejected because of his half-hearted following of God.  God wants someone to take control of the nation of Israel who will be fully devoted to him, but Saul is not that … Continue reading

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