I’m here in Israel on a pastor’s tour… learning how to teach and bring people to the Land. Today was our first official day on tour. We went to four stops, but saw a lot of the central plains region called the Shephelah.
+We studied 1 Samuel 4 at Kiriath-Jearim. We noted how the Israelites forgot about God and the encouragement for us is to not follow in their ways.
+At Bet Shemesh we studied the story of Samson and how his compromises led to some awful problems.
+At Azekah we looked down on the Valley of Elah where the Philistines and Goliath mocked the One True God and how David, the courageous shepherd boy took God at His word and, by the miracle of God, defeated the enemy with a single stone. (1 Samuel 17).
+And at Bet Guvrin we learned about cisterns and how we need God to constantly fill us up!
Tonight is a special Shabbat dinner and tomorrow is the Dead Sea Sea the desert.
To join me on a Bible Study Tour in October go to gtitours.org/trip/ronald19