You Are a Provoker

1 Chronicles 21:1
“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”

Every action you perform is provoking someone’s personal conduct. If you have a good heart for the LORD, you will want your actions to provoke people to do right. Whether your actions seem little or big, seen or unseen, your actions are affecting someone’s life and the choices they make.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Tuesday, 8/16/16  John 13:10, Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needed not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. Jesus referred to 2 areas/types of washing. A bath = full cleansing and corresponds to eternal forgiveness. A footwashing = daily confession and corresponds to temporal forgiveness. Both are “NEEDS.”         

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There is Hope in the Right Trust

Psalm 146:3
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”

It is so easy to put trust in someone whom the LORD has or is using in a great way. Mankind tends to gravitate towards following man when the Scriptures clearly warn never to place your trust in man. If you allow man to be the one to whom you place your trust, then man will have the power to destroy you.

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Keeping Your Master

1 Samuel 26:16
“This thing is not good that thou hast done. As the LORD liveth, ye are worthy to die, because ye have not kept your master, the LORD'S anointed. And now see where the king's spear is, and the cruse of water that was at his bolster.”

David was in the fight for his life when he happened to come across Saul lying in a trench with his security team asleep as well. 

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A Boy Doing a Man’s Job

1 Samuel 17:10
“And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.”

The condition of a nation is always set by her men. When the men of a nation are not doing what they are supposed to be doing, that nation will find itself in disarray. God meant for the men to be the leaders of a nation.

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