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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

1 Samuel 17:4 – Was Goliath Really 10 feet Tall?

| October 24, 2015

Skeptics doubt the existence of Goliath as told in the Bible – 10 foot tall. The explanation of how he could have really existed is rather simple. Goliath lived around 1000 B.C. Coffee wasn’t discovered until the 10th century A.D. Some say coffee stunts your growth. Now we know how their could be giants in […]

1 Samuel 8:5 – Motives Behind Israel Wants A King

| September 30, 2015

Israel wanted a king “like the nations” (1 Sam.8:5). Deuteronomy predicts this would happen (17:14-15). A king in Israel was not against God’s plan unless we want to consider God only decided Jesus’ genealogy and kingship after Israel’s demand for a king. If not, then what was the problem? It is the same three problems […]

1 Samuel 24:6; Matthew 26:63-64 – David a Type of Christ and of the Jews

| September 3, 2014

David refused to kill Saul who was guilty because he was the Lord’s Anointed (1 Sam.24:6). The Jews killed Jesus who was innocent because He was the Lord’s Anointed (Mt.26:63-64). While David is famously a type of Christ, David is also a type of what Israel should have been.

1 Samuel 10:22 – Fear of the Present

| February 22, 2014

Fear is often described as a fear of the unknown, a fear of the future, thereby finding comfort in the present and in inaction. I wonder though if when it comes to serving God and other areas, it is the exact opposite. We fear the present, not even looking to the future, and find no […]

1 Samuel 30 – Praying through the Bible #97 – A Prayer for Success

| October 16, 2013

Success. Few words in the English language have more power and allure than “success.” In sports, success is often narrowly defined as defeating an opponent. Success means winning. Winning means someone loses. Success also means teamwork. Golf, of course is a team of one, oh, except professional golfers don’t carry their bags, do they? Coaches […]

1 Samuel 28 – Praying through the Bible #96 – A Prayer to a Witch

| October 10, 2013

Ignored by God, terrified by life, left all alone, Saul turns to a witch. Feeling powerless, panicked, and lonely is dangerous; often leading to despair and desperate acts. “I would never” often and sadly means, “I haven’t yet.” Regret leads to regret. How many have done what we promised we never would, committed acts formerly […]

1 Samuel 23:1-14 – Praying through the Bible #95 – A Prayer to Make Good Decisions

| October 8, 2013

How good are you at making the right decisions? To become good requires surrounding yourself with those smarter than you, and who you respect, resulting in a willingness to follow their advice. A recurring theme in David’s life is one all should incorporate into their decision making process, realizing we are poor sources of ultimate […]

1 Samuel 21-22 – The Massacre of the Innocents

| October 8, 2013

The massacre of the innocents is not just a story of Herod and Jesus, nor Pharaoh and Moses. It is the story of Saul and David, made even more sad since Saul too was God’s anointed, unlike Herod and Pharaoh. A paranoid king Saul orders the death of innocents, this time priests, because he suspected […]

1 Samuel 21-22 – Praying though the Bible #94 – A Prayer of Nobody Special

| October 4, 2013

I do not want to serve the purpose of God. I want to be special. Now, few would say that. However, is that our unspoken attitude spoken in whining, “That’s not fair?” Do we look around and think, “Why not me, God?” Is this modification more palatable: I do want to serve the purpose of […]

1 Samuel 17 – Praying through the Bible #93 – A Prayer When No One Prays

| October 3, 2013

What happens when we stop praying? What happens if no prays? Few stories are more popular and personally claimed in troubling times than David and Goliath. So ingrained in common culture, “David versus Goliath” is part of sport’s jargon and business competition. It is the classic story of the underdog, the little guy, the everyman. […]