Bible Studies, Devotionals

Real and Methodical Threat

A GIANT“Fee-fi-fo-fum!”

[Benjamin Tabart/Jack and thePAM CROPPED 2013 Beanstalk/1807]

The merciless giant from the children’s fairytale taunted Jack.

David faced no make believe menace. Goliath was real and methodical. Day after day, he taunted Israel’s army. (1 Samuel 17:8-10, 16, 23-24)

David, a simple shepherd boy served the sovereign God.

“David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel’s armies—you have defied Him. Today, the LORD will hand you over to me (1 Samuel 17:45-46a HCS).”

Bold words for one outmatched, yet David had anchored his confidence in mighty God, not in himself being adequate.

“David defeated the Philistine with a sling and a stone. Even though David had no sword, he struck down the Philistine and killed him (1 Samuel 17:50 HCS).”



Christian Growth, Devotionals, Uncategorized

Or So They Say


Where there’s a will, there’s a way,’ or so they say.

It isPAM CROPPED 2013 true that determination and diligence mean a great deal when facing insurmountable obstacles.

Is willing something to come to completion enough? I think not.

We need the might of the Master.

When the Master asserts His will, the impossible becomes reality. I want to serve Him faithfully, yet I fail. His power prevails!

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13 Scofield Bible).”

He is the workman. I am the work in progress.

Bible Studies, Christian Growth, Devotionals, Relationships

Apple for the Teacher

A BLOG SCHOOLMost of us have fond memories of favorite PAM CROPPED 2013schoolteachers. They had the knack of telling stories or sharing pertinent information in an interesting way.

We were learning because they had valuable knowledge and knew how best to share it with others. They were good teachers because they made learning enjoyable.

I consider some pastors as having been among my best teachers. I sat under their preaching as they taught their flocks about the Shepherd, Jesus. Using, the Bible as text book they used illustrations and personal experiences. The messages were not entertaining. Instead, they were convicting, inspiring and comforting. Their lives reflected an intimate relationship with Christ.

Mary had her relationship and service priorities in order.

“While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said (Luke 10:38-39 HCS).”  

Mary’s place, position and apt attention to Jesus teaching pleased Him.

“Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her (Luke 10:42b HCS).”

Each that makes the right choice will sit at Jesus’ feet in heaven. In love, we will worship and listen to His teaching for eternity.