How many men of war from the children of Benjamin were left handed?
The children of Benjamin went to war against the children of __________________________?
How many men of the children of Israel were slain on the second day of battle?
LESSON: Someone has said that life is a battle. Everyday there are decision to make and battles to fight. Life is not easy. No one said it would be. Let us be found faithful even in battle.
PRAYER: Father, give me strength for the battles ahead and strength for today. Amen.
Through life, we experience many trials and battles. As we work through our daily lives, let us remember that nothing "just happens" to the Christian. Everything is always worked out for God's glory (Romans 8:28). Jonah went through his trying experience because of sin in his life. He agreed to serve God, but it was to be in his way and where he wanted to serve. Jonah refused to listen to God. It was necessary for the Lord to open the mouth of a whale and put His servant through an unusual experience because Jonah was trying to run from God. Daniel, on the other hand, was not disobedient to the Lord. In his time, Daniel was on of the few that was faithful and prayed to God daily. When he was thrown into the lion's den, god closed the mouths of the lions so they would not harm Daniel. The Lord has promised to take care of us through every situation. He NEVER said we would not go through trying times, but He has promised to be with us.
These are two well-known Bible stories that are for our good. sometimes are are called upon to go through experiences for our own good, as Jonah did. And sometimes, we go through trials for the good of others as Daniel did. If God should call upon you for a task, would you be as faithful as Daniel?