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Judges 15 / Proverbs 27 / 1Peter 1-2

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Judges 15:11 So three thousand men of Judah went down to get Samson at the cave in the rock of Etam. They said to Samson, “Don’t you realize the Philistines rule over us? What are you doing to us?” But Samson replied, “I only paid them back for what they did to me.”

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.


1Peter 1:6-7 So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

2:10-17 – Message to adolescents.

OT Flash Points

Sampson – Fact or fantasy?
Where are “Jawbone Hill” and “Spring of the one who cried out”?

NT Flash Points

Through Jesus, you have come to trust in God
For a while, your faith will be tested and refined
Your reward is the salvation of your soul
Get rid of malicious behavior and deceit
Don’t pretend
Be done with hypocrisy and jealousy and backstabbing


Don’t want your wife to complain?
Handle her lightly
— Come closer. Do you want God? Or just what He can give you?
Nothing is easier than getting intimate with God unless He is not what you want
We want to be blessed and happy, but He is concerned with His ultimate purpose, which He is working in us all the time – “that they may be one as We are one”

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