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2 Samuel 16:13-14 ESV “So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. And there he refreshed himself.” I admire people who hold to their convictions and stand up for what they believe in. Shimei was one of those people I think. He seems to be having a hard time letting go of the past though, and accepting David as king. While David…

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 This verse contains a very important promise from God – we are his possession.  To some, this may sound like a bad thing, but to me it sounds like safety and peace. I am so thankful that I belong to Christ! When everyone fails me, and when I fail myself, He…