Tag - Philistines

Only With HIS Help

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 6:20a And the people of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who can stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God?” O-bservation: After Eli’s death, the Philistines had captured the ark of God and placed it in Dagon’s temple, right next to Dagon. The next day the people saw Dagon’s statue fallen and smashed on the ground. That began turmoil in the land of the Philistines until they could get the ark back to Israel with “guilt offerings” as a payback. When it arrived in Beth Shemesh, Israeli territory, the people rejoiced, but seventy were killed...

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WISDOM IS REQUIRED

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 27:1a But David thought to himself, “One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines.” O-bservation: David had been running for his life from the hand of his own beloved King Saul. Finally, WISDOM set in. David said, "If I hang around here any longer, King Saul will kill me. I will escape from my country and into the land of the Philistines." A-pplication: It's hard to imagine that David, who was beloved by his...

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Philistines Don’t Go Away!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 21:15a Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. O-bservation: It's not for me to give an actual count of just how many battles were fought between Israel and the Philistines. But I can tell you this ... the more you read the Old Testament, the more you begin to think that there must have been hundreds and hundreds of battles through the years. And as David approached his last personal battle, the scripture says, "Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel." I'm sure the...

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