God gives us the blessings of pain so that we may know the blessings of comfort.
Egypt is the 2nd world power. The king of Israel thinks about going to the world for power.
Shepherding is needed from the flock
What it's like to be in the ministry and to serve
God bends the fear of people and uses it in the direction of the Kingdom of God
Gideon questions God of his presence after he sounds the trumpet
There are certain occasions where mercy trumps the law
There is a famine in the land....
David wants to build God a house
God is trying to achieve a superior nation