Crossroad Decisions

Scripture: “Lot, who was traveling with Abram, was also rich in sheep and cattle and tents. But the land couldn’t support both of them; they had too many possessions. They couldn’t both live there—quarrels broke out between Abram’s shepherds and Lot’s shepherds. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living on the land at the time. Abram

When God Says There Is Plenty

Scripture: “One day a man arrived from Baal Shalishah. He brought the man of God twenty loaves of fresh-baked bread from the early harvest, along with a few apples from the orchard. Elisha said, ‘Pass it around to the people to eat.’ His servant said, ‘For a hundred men? There’s not nearly enough!’ Elisha said, ‘Just

The Price of Present Gratification

Scripture: “One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. Esau said to Jacob, ‘Give me some of that red stew—I’m starved!’ That’s how he came to be called Edom (Red).  Jacob said, ‘Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the firstborn.’  Esau said, ‘I’m starving! What

Danger of Optional Obedience

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Scripture: “And Samuel told him, ;When you started out in this, you were nothing—and you knew it. Then God put you at the head of Israel—made you king over Israel. Then God sent you off to do a job for him, ordering you, ‘Go and put those sinners, the Amalekites, under a holy ban. Go to war against them

The Way of Greatness

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Scripture: “James and John, Zebedee’s sons, came up to him. ‘Teacher, we have something we want you to do for us.’ ‘What is it? I’ll see what I can do.’ ‘Arrange it,’ they said, ‘so that we will be awarded the highest places of honor in your glory—one of us at your right, the other