Putting Away Pride

“When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.” –Proverbs 11:2 Whenever we take pride in ourselves, our works, and act like we were the source of all our success, we end up in shame when we fail. We, our human selves, will always fail like clockwork. When we edify ourselves through…


A Different Deliverance

“Then David said, ‘Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?’ And the Lord said, ‘They will deliver you.’ So David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed…And David stayed in strongholds in the wilderness, and remained.” -1 Samuel 23:12-14 Sometimes our deliverance comes in the…


Not Just Another Book

So often we read the Bible as just another book on our shelf. I’m guilty. You’re guilty. We see the stories of God’s power and deliverance for His people. We read of the miracles of Christ, His death and His resurrection, and the promises He makes to us that will last through eternity. We even know the words…


Kingdom Catalyst

“You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and his hair must never be cut. For he will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. He will begin to rescue Israel from the Philistines.” –Judges 13:5 This is the beginning of the story of  Sampson. “He will BEGIN to rescue Israel…” says the…


Is God’s Word Rare To You?

“In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions…[then] The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh.” — 1 Samuel 3:1, 21. At the start of 1 Samuel chapter three, the Lord was rare; yet, twenty verse later, the Lord continued to appear. The word ‘continued’ implies that He showed up somewhere,…


It’s Worth It

“Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. They preached the…

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