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Hello, God has given me something in 1 Chronicles 8:40 which says,

“The sons of Ulam were brave warriors who could handle the bow. They had many sons and grandsons—150 in all. All these were the descendants of Benjamin.”

The bow: These men were brave men. They could “handle the bow” or in other words, they were able to fight. We’ve been talking a lot about men being able to fight, and the Israelites being ready. They are a good example for us, some of their features that is. They are a good pucture of us. They were in Egypt. They were slaves to the Egyptians, and God sent Moses to save them from the Egyptians. Then they wondered around in the desert for 40 years, on an 11 day journey (Deuteronomy 1:2). God gave Moses the ability to part the sea and make water come out of rock. God saved them, and now they are prepared for battle. God never forsook them or deserted them (Deuteronomy 31:6).

How?: How are the Israelites a picture of us? We wondered around in the desert of sin with all our sin (Psalm 107) we were helpless. Yet God sent His only son for us. Jesus gave His life for us on a Romans torcher stick. He saved us from our miserable condition (Psalm 107:6). He gave His own life for us. Thank You Jesus!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for us. Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for us. I pray that I would love You more. I pray that we would be ready like the Israelites. I pray that we would stand firm with our armor on. I pray that I would be closer to You. I pray that I would rejoice when hard times come like the diciples (Acts 5:41). In Jesus’ Name Amen.

Verses and passages:

11 Day Journey, Deuteronomy 1:2

“(It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)”

Never left or forsaken Deuteronomy 31:6,

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Wondering in the desert Psalm 107:4-5,

“Some wandered in desert wastelands,
   finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty,
   and their lives ebbed away.”

Saved, Psalm 107:6,

“Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
   and he delivered them from their distress.”

Left rejoicing, Acts 51:4,

“The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”

Beginning verse, 1 Chronicles 8:40,

“The sons of Ulam were brave warriors who could handle the bow. They had many sons and grandsons—150 in all. All these were the descendants of Benjamin.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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