Responding or Reacting

In 2 Kings 19, the enemy sent a threatening letter to the king, mocking his faith, declaring themselves superior in every way, and vowing to destroy him. Though he had authority and power, the king became overwhelmed with fear and frustration. I suppose he could have reacted in the same spirit, and either escalated the …

Choices

"You come at me with sword, spear, and javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord . . . whom you have defied. This day he will deliver you into my hand" (David to Goliath, 1 Samuel 17). "Run away! Run away! We'd better not risk another frontal assault—that rabbit's dynamite!" …

11:11

I know 11/11 is Veterans Day, and the centennial of the end of WWI. But I also keep thinking of Hebrews 11:11: "Abraham and Sarah had faith to receive miraculous strength to have a child when she was past the typical age, because they believed God is faithful with his promises." Whether you're looking for …