Shamgar’s Secret (2)

'...Shamgar...killed six hundred...Philistines with an ox goad...' Judges 3:31 NKJV Shamgar lived in dangerous times. Philistine gangs roamed the countryside, robbing people: 'In the days of Shamgar...people avoided the main roads; and travellers stayed on...pathroads.' (Judges 5:6 NLT) Shamgar's only weapon was an ox goad, a long wooden staff with a steel tip used to ...Read More

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Shamgar’s Secret (1)

'...Shamgar...killed six hundred...Philistines with an ox goad...' Judges 3:31 NKJV The Bible says, '...Shamgar...killed six hundred...Philistines with an ox goad; and he also delivered Israel.' (Judges 3:31 NKJV) Shamgar was just a farmer who owned a field, but he was willing to fight for it. His odds weren't good: 600 to 1. But he beat ...Read More

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Your Child?s Love

'...These are the children God has given me...' Genesis 33:5 NCV It's easy to complain about the things you don't have, and overlook or take for granted the things you do?simple things that enrich your life! Maybe this story by Dr James Dobson will help change your perspective. 'Some time ago a friend of mine ...Read More

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Marriage Rights (4)

'Live joyfully with the wife whom you love...' Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV When your husband loses his job and you find yourself suddenly going through a season of financial uncertainty, here are three things you need to keep in mind. First, remember it's just a season. The important thing is to guard your attitude while you're ...Read More

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Marriage Rights (3)

'Live joyfully with the wife whom you love...' Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV After the death of the child David fathered with Bathsheba, we read, 'Then David got up...washed himself...changed his clothes...went to the Tabernacle and worshipped the Lord. After that, he returned to the palace and...ate. His advisers were amazed. ?We don't understand you,? they told ...Read More

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Marriage Rights (2)

'Live joyfully with the wife whom you love...' Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV In discussing marriage on his TV sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld tells his friend why he's not married: 'No healthy person would want the neglect I have to offer.' Let's face it, even the best marriages are made up of two imperfect people who sometimes neglect ...Read More

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Marriage Rights (1)

'Live joyfully with the wife whom you love...' Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV Sonja Ely writes, 'I was watching my five-year-old granddaughter play with her toys. At one point she staged a wedding, first playing the role of the mother who assigned specific duties, then suddenly becoming the bride with her 'teddy bear' groom. She picked him ...Read More

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Keep the Torch Burning!

'...The race is not to the swift...' Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV In ancient Greek marathons a torch was handed to each runner at the starting line. To win, they had to cross the finishing line with their torch still burning. What a picture! '...For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required...' ...Read More

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Strive for Integrity, Not Popularity

'Honesty guides good people...' Proverbs 11:3 NLT Joseph refused the advances of Potiphar's wife, not because he thought he couldn't get away with it, but because he knew he couldn't live with himself if he accepted them. Ted Engstrom writes, 'The world needs people who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put ...Read More

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