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Hiding In the Luggage | by Linda Brendle

annointing saulThe last time our youth minister brought the morning message at my church, he preached about the rise and fall of King Saul as told in 1 Samuel. The part that stood out to me was a small story in Chapter 10.

Saul was sent to find some lost donkeys. On the way, he met the Prophet Samuel who told him he had been chosen by God to be the king of Israel. Saul was reluctant, protesting that he was just a small town boy – not really king material. Later, when Samuel was ready to crown him publicly, Saul was found hiding in the luggage. I guess it was hard for him to move out of his comfort zone and onto center stage. (more…)

A to Z Challenge–The Names of God—S is for Jehovah Sabaoth | by Linda Brendle

SJehovah Sabaoth is translated as Lord of Hosts or Lord of Powers. Sabaoth means hosts or armies, and combined with the term for Lord, it signifies His control over all armies, whether spiritual or earthly. This compound name is used almost 300 times in Scripture, most often by Isaiah and Jeremiah. It is first used in the story of a man named Elkinah and his wife Hannah who were making their annual pilgrimage to Shiloh.

Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the Lord.      1 Samuel 1:3

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