And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth…So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him.
1 Samuel 17:33,50 The “David and Goliath” analogy has been around in sports for quite so
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 I got to thinking the other day about just how many best-selling books, amazing songs, or artistic masterpieces are out there that have never been read, heard, or seen by the public because someone is too scared that the work they have produced just isn’t good enough. They are afraid either that someone will laugh at them or that their work will be a failure. Maybe they are afraid that they don’t have enou
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer… be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10 As we were flying into Haiti for a missions trip a couple years ago, we flew past an abandoned castle known as the Citadel, built by the king of Northern Haiti Henry Christophe, many years before. After Haiti won its independence from France, Napoleon sent word by one of his officers
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Timothy 3:14 The War of 1812 was a proving ground for both the British and the Americans – the British trying to prove that their navy was still the best in the world, and the Americans trying to prove them wrong. By 1813, more British warships had become available to use because they were no longer tangl
…For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 Termites are known as the “invisible destroyer.” A few summers ago, when I was putting new siding on my house, I also had to redo the plywood that was covering the studs under the siding. What I found in a couple spots amazed me. Though they were no longer there, termites had built tunnels and burro
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
James 4:14 I have always enjoyed visiting the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. To see the old farms, the wil
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 6:30 If you have ever played basketball, then you probably have prayed at some point
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. Proverbs 13:6 Noodling – a popular sport, especially in southern states, but illegal in many – is a sport where someone catches catfish with his bare hands. A noodler will stick his hands into a known catfish hole or under some brush in a river or lake and wait for the fish to latch
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 I have two boys and a girl, who as of this writing, are all still pretty young. Not once has any of them come to me and asked, “Daddy, where are we going to get the money to pay the next house payment?” They have never asked me if we were going to have the money to put gas in the car to go