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HOW DOES MURDER SERVE GOD’S WILL AND WIN GOD’S APPROVAL?

Ehud killed the king of Moab, Eglon, by plunging a sword into his stomach. However, Eglon’s death was a result of God’s punishment for oppressing the people of Israel for eighteen years. It is not a question of murder serving God’s will. Rather, God

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MEN OF THE BIBLE (NATHAN)

An engraving depicting the biblical story of King David being scolded by Nathan, the court prophet. Dated 19th century. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

It’s one thing to speak the truth to people in power when you have nothing to lose. It’s quite another to speak the truth when you have everything to lose. The Old Testament prophet Nathan faced the prospect of losing everything, including his life, if he spoke the truth to the most powerful man in Israel. Yet that was exactly what God called him to do.

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SOLOMON AT HIS WISESET

Two prostitute roommates had babies within three days of each other. While sleeping one night, one prostitute rolled over on her son and accidentally suffocated him. She quietly swapped sons with the other woman, and insisted it was her baby. The other woman knew better.

Two women and a baby showed up in Solomon’s court.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (1 CHRONICLES 10: 1-6: SAUL TAKES HIS LIFE)

 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PROVERBS 5:1-9) RUN FROM SIN

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  1. My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
  2. That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
  3. For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
  4. But her end is bitter as worm-wood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
  5. Her feet go down to death; her step take hold on hell.
  6. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
  7. Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
  8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
  9. Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF THE BIBLE (DONKEY)

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Donkeys were a familiar sight in Bible times. In Old Testament times, before horses became used more regularly, riding a donkey or mule was a common form of transportation, even for royalty (2 Sam 13:29; 1 Kings 1:38). When laws were spelled out by God concerning the treatment of animals, donkeys were specifically mentioned in those instructions. Donkeys are included in the last of the Ten Commandments among the examples of a neighbor’s property that should not be coveted: “Never desire to take

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BIBLE SIGNS AND SYMBOLS (SWORD)

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One of the earliest of iron in making swords. The sword was the primary weapon of warfare throughout the ancient world. As such, it became the primary symbol of warfare in general. The Israelites “put [cities] to the sword” (Deu 13:14 NIV) and “smote [them with the edge of the sword” (Num 21:24 KJV). The defeated enemy was “cut . . . down with

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