Be Strong and Courageous!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:7) These are words from Moses to Israel just prior to his death on Mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34). The phrase “be strong and courageous” occurs two more times in the chapter (v. 7,Continue reading “Be Strong and Courageous!”

It’s A God Thing (1)

It’s a done deal that David is to be the next king of Israel.  He is a man after God’s “own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14).  No less than Samuel the prophet showed up at his house to anoint him.  It doesn’t get any more definite than that!  Of course the current king, Saul, is none too happy about thisContinue reading “It’s A God Thing (1)”