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Story of Enoch and Faith

In the book of Genesis there was a man named Enoch. He was the great-grandfather of Noah. He lived before the flood and interestingly he never died, but was taken up to heaven by God, shortly before Noah was born. I’m sure Noah must have heard many stories about his great-grandfather.

“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24

In the book of Hebrews we can better understand why he was taken.

“By faith …

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David at Ziklag Strengthened in the Lord

Before king David became king of Israel, he spent many years hiding in the wilderness from the incumbent king Saul. At one point he got tired of running and hiding in the wilderness, so he left the land of Israel with his family, all his fighting men, and their families. They went to the land of the Philistines (an enemy of Israel) and got permission from the Philistines to settle in the area of Ziklag. It became their own little …