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The man who would not be king

Rudyard Kipling wrote a story called “The Man Who Would be King.”  It is about two Englishmen who took control of a small state in Afghanistan and set up a kingdom there.  You can read the story here.

The Bible tells of a man who would not be king.  He was offered the kingship of Israel and turned it down.  In view of what happened afterward I think he was wrong to do this.

The man’s name was Gideon.  You can read his story in Judges 6-8.  God called Gideon to deliver Israel from the Midianites.  With only 300 men he was able to overcome a Midianite army of 135,000.  The people of Israel were so grateful they offered to make him their ruler. Read the rest of this entry

Gideon’s army

After Gideon raised an army to battle the Midianites the first thing God did was reduce the size of it so they wouldn’t think that they had won a victory by their own power. The first step in this reduction was to send home all those who are afraid. This eliminated 22,000 of the soldiers and left only 10,000.

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Amanda Hope Haley

Trusting the Bible when Truth and Tradition Collide

The Creation Cowboy

Welcome to the tentative new home of The Question Evolution Project. Presenting information demonstrating that there is no truth in minerals-to-man evolution, and providing evidence for special creation. —Established by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

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seeking shalom through wrestling well

ApoloJedi

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sixdaysblog

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

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His Eternal Word

Psalm 119:89,"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven"

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