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But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

Why Three Years?

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 19th, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Study

Dry, arid conditions has ruined a planted crop.When I first read 2 Samuel 21:1, I wondered, “Why did David wait three years to enquire of the LORD? Why didn’t he seek the LORD immediately?”

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. – 2 Samuel 21:1 (KJV)

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The Root of Solomon’s Wisdom

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 29th, 2014 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, God, Parenting, Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered why Solomon answered God as he did when God asked him the following?

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
(1 Kings 3:5)

I think that I now know the root of it.  It is how David, Solomon’s father, taught him. We can see this in some of the last words David had for Solomon. Read more »

Proverbs of Sheep and Goats

author Posted by: Mike on date May 21st, 2006 | filed Filed under: Bible Study

Years of prayer were answered recently when God moved me and my family. We have had a long-standing desire to live in the country and God finally made it possible. He did it in a way that totally surprised us and in a way that has blessed us beyond measure. This article is not about answered prayer, but about some interesting things we have learned on our farm. Read more »

How do I stop sinning?

author Posted by: Mike on date Dec 31st, 2004 | filed Filed under: Faith

Each new year, resolutions are made, but seldom do they result in lasting change or improvement. Most resolutions are filled with good intentions. Each one is a hope that something will be different or make our lives better. They are decisions born out of need; the need to stop sinning.

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Psalm 128 – Part 1

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 7th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Bible Study

I believe that every father wants to sit down in his old age and look back on his life with satisfaction. Satisfaction that he has accomplished something truly valuable. Why is it, that so many men go through a mid-life crisis when they pass the milestone of turning 40? Could it be, that at the “half-way point” in life, they look back and are disappointed with what they really have accomplished? Is it, that their youth has passed them by? It is hard to get past comparisons with other “successful” men. Or perhaps, it has been a life spent on vain pleasures that have no lasting value. Proverbs 1:7 points us toward the answer. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (KJV)

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