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Open Fear

Solomon noted that while evil men may lengthen their lives by wickedness, the wise path is to “fear God, to fear Him openly” (8:12).

Fearing God “openly” means to publicly fear Him. This is fear clearly demonstrated, exposed for the entire world to see. This point offers several lessons:


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“By Many Or By Few”

Today’s Bible Verse: “Perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few” (2 Sam. 14:6).
As was often the case, Israel and the Philistines were at war. Jonathan and his armor bearer were about to engage some of the enemy in battle, but Jonathan didn’t know how strong the enemy was. But, Jonathan was confident that God would give them the victory even though there were only two on God’s side. He said to his armor bearer, “perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few.”   Look at the confidence Jonathan expressed.

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Saying Goodbye

r I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment” (Luke 16:28).
The Apostle Paul was in a hurry to get to Jerusalem. In fact, he was in so much of a hurry that instead of going to Ephesus, he called for the elders of the Ephesian church to meet him in Miletus (Acts 20:17). He had worked among them for three years. He loved them, and he had an urgent message for them.

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