1 Samuel 17: Battle with the Giant

david-and-goliath1 Samuel 17 is perhaps the most famous chapter in the book, because it tells the story of David and Goliath. But well-known as it is, I still found some interesting gleanings from it.

One thing that struck me was verse 4, “The Philistines stood on a mountain on one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.” In effect, both armies were at a stand-still: able to observe each other, but unwilling to be the first to make a move. Continue reading

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This Year’s Story

It’s the end of 2016. A new year is just hours away. What will it hold? What dreams will come true? What sorrows will be felt? What joys will be experienced? What new chapters will be written – or closed – in the story of life?

The future is uncertain.

But the past is not. Continue reading