Category Archives: trials

April 23rd-Jehoash took seriously the need to restore and repair the temple

2 Kings 12: 4Then the Jehoash said to the priests, “All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man’s assessment and all the money … Continue reading

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April 21st- If we really look back on our lives, we, too can see where the Lord has worked even while we were not aware at the time.

2Kings:1Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will even come on … Continue reading

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April 18th- he would not join the other prophets, please the king, and, in so doing, perpetuate a lie.

1 Kings 22: 13Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, “Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, … Continue reading

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April 8th-Do we do the same thing, reviewing all our trials and tribulations, looking for a “break” from God?

2 Samuel 16: 12“Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day.” Throwing himself on God’s mercy, David looks for a turnaround from his afflictions. He will not allow the … Continue reading

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April 1st-Can we relate? Do we serve a God of second chances?

1 Samuel 28: 16Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary? Well, this is April 1st, and there certainly is a strange set of circumstances. Briefly, Samuel has … Continue reading

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March 29th- the question we have to ask ourselves for today is, in times of trouble, would we be “caught” in the act of prayer?

1 Samuel 19: 20 Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they … Continue reading

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March 24th-Some people are overly tied up in the external practices of religion, missing God’s plan for their internal, eternal souls.

  1 Samuel 4: 3When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us take to ourselves from Shiloh the ark of the covenant of the … Continue reading

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