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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Proverbs 1 vs 7 says ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.’ The writer of proverbs was Solomon and in today’s passage we will learn how he achieved wisdom and discernment. Not on his own strength but as a total gift

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The King in Jerusalem

There are three things that we see happening in these chapters that are significant for the rest of the teaching of the Bible. Firstly, we read in 5:3 that David is anointed as King. Secondly, in 5:7 we see that David conquered and took up residence in Jerusalem. Thirdly, in

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The Unlikely Saviour

This is a very familiar story to many people. A key to understanding its significance comes in verses 45 to 47. There David expresses his confidence that the Lord will win the victory and he will do it despite the apparent weakness of his servant. In this David shows himself

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A Failing King

Introduction: Saul had been made king, but it was to be in submission to the Lord. When he acted in disobedience to the Lord, we read in verses 10 and 11 that the Lord was sorry he had made him king. These verses put in perspective all that surrounds it.

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God Raises His Servant

Here is yet another miraculous birth of a child in Israel, pointing toward the virgin birth of Christ. The child is dedicated to the Lord and is his messenger, and leader for his era. In verses 19 to 21 of chapter 3 we read that he is very clearly God’s

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God Saving with the Unexpected

These two chapters cover a well know story from the Bible, but it is also rather bizarre. In chapter 13, verse 5 we read of the promised birth of Samson. Like many other births in the Bible it is unexpected and tinged with the miraculous; it foreshadows the birth of

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Strength for Weak People

God sends Gideon to do the impossible but helps him to do it in God’s strength.“I will be with you.” This single line from 6:16 sums up the flow of this narrative; a story of God demonstrating his mighty saving power while working through weak people. Even while Gideon questions

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A Blessing for Us

Both these chapters are about battles that lead to victory for Israel.  In verses 34 and 35 of chapter 8, we are told of Joshua reading the Law of God to the people.  There is emphasis on blessings and curses.  In both chapters we are reading, then, of this division

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Be strong and courageous

Introduction: Read 1:16-18 and notice Israel’s fervour as they answer to Joshua after the death of Moses. After wandering in the desert for forty years, they are finally approaching the promised land. The people of Moses’ generation are largely all gone – now, the time in Egypt is fading out

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