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  “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10 How does God teach us to trust?  By allowing us to go through circumstances where we must rely on Him.  When I look back on my childhood, I think we were probably one of the poorer families in our community.  Because we lived on a farm, I cannot remember ever going without food.  When I was a young teenager, my father sold the farm and went into the ministry.  I can remember him saying “My father owns the cattle on the…

“And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.” Mark 8:6-8 Jacob rushed into his house, excited about what he had just seen. A great crowd of people were passing through the…

“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.” Proverbs 31:29 We have been looking at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. I hope that we no longer see her as a paragon on a pedestal far above us and unreachable, but as someone you can be. Let’s look at the final verses in this passage in the NLT: “Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord…