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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…

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me…

“And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 When I was in Bible College, one of our teachers used to quote the following: “Time out to sharpen the sickle is never spent in vain.”  I think of this quite often. Back in the days when farmers had to harvest their crops by hand, I am sure they took time every morning to sharpen the sickle or scythe before they started to work.  That time spent meant that their work would be so much easier.  To bring it closer to…