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“There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought to thank him. So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.” (Ecclesiastes 9:14-16, New Living Translation) I’ve always found the above verses in Ecclesiastes interesting. I realize random verses aren’t put into Scripture just to fill space, so I’ve…

“Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.” (Daniel 6:3, New King James Version) Certain Bible stories have become so familiar that even young children can recite the basic details. There’s a strong central character, exciting action, and good versus evil with the good triumphing at the end. You can no doubt name several such stories. While they are simple enough for even a young child to understand, we find an “adult lesson” as well. Daniel chapter 6 relates one…

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;” II Peter 1:5 When you buy a piece of furniture that needs assembling, it is necessary to follow the step-by-step instructions to have it turn out the way the manufacturer intended. When we follow the directions, there are no problems. But, if we just look at the picture and try to put it together on our own, we may not get the results we want. We all have a measure of faith. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that we need faith to come to God in…