Tag Archives: Saul

A chosen instrument (Acts 9)

It’s easy, sometimes, to read something God has said in scripture, and think, “This could never apply to me.” I think that’s definitely true for verse 15 in this chapter. Here, God says to Ananias, “This man (Saul) is my … Continue reading

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A house on sand? (I Samuel 28)

As I read this passage, something interesting struck me. Samuel’s ministry ended it the same way it began: with a message of judgment. The first message was one of judgment on the high priest Eli. The second was a message … Continue reading

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Mercy and Grace (I Samuel 24)

As I look back on my older blogs, particularly on the Old Testament, I think I looked for a lot of practical, moral lessons. I think to some degree that is fine. Paul wrote to the Corinthians that these things … Continue reading

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Stop fighting! (Psalm 46, I Samuel 19)

It’s been a few days since I last posted. I’ve either been fighting a cold or hay fever since last week, and it’s hard to tell which. Not to mention the fact that it’s been a slow week for insights … Continue reading

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Seeking the Lord’s favor? (I Samuel 13)

Here we see the first of Saul’s two major failures that led to his loss of the throne God had given him. He was supposed to wait for Samuel to come and offer a sacrifice before engaging the Philistines, but … Continue reading

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Acts 9:1-19 — Chosen…to go

I said yesterday there were two stories in Acts that shows both the election of God, man’s choice, and our need to go and spread the gospel.  Looking at today’s story, I think I should make that three stories.  (The … Continue reading

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