Victory Vitamin Blog – 1 Kings 3:9

“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.”

-1 Kings 3:9 NIV


God told Solomon, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”  Wow, legitimate blank check!  What would you ask for?  Solomon asked for a discerning heart.  Yup, you read that right, a discerning heart.  I’m guessing that’s why we still talk about the wisdom of Solomon.  It takes foresight to see that godly wisdom will serve you better than money or possessions over the course of your lifetime.  Can I ask you to take 15 seconds right now and pray for godly wisdom?  Go ahead, I’ll wait…  guess what?  Prayer answered!  God has given us His wisdom in the person of Jesus Christ!  (1 Corinthians 1:24)  Jesus is yours through faith, and Jesus brings you not only the wisdom of God, but forgiveness for all your sins, and eternal life in heaven.   Money and possessions may help get you through this life, but Jesus, the wisdom of God will see you safely into eternity.  Cling to Him most of all.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for October 23, 2016 – 1 Kings 3:9


This week we continue our review of some basic Bible accounts.  Solomon had the opportunity to ask God for anything.  He asked for the ability to discern between right and wrong.  How wise!  The Bible tells us that we receive the wisdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn more this Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – 1 Samuel 17:48 NIV

“David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.” 

-1 Samuel 17:48 NIV


As we continue our review of some basic Bible accounts, today we run across David and Goliath.  David was a shepherd boy at this point, and was offended when he heard Goliath mocking God, and the people of Israel.  David was also confident in the LORD.  As he left to meet Goliath on the field of battle, David didn’t walk, he ran.  A small shepherd boy with a slingshot, was running to meet a nine foot tall soldier with armor, spear and javelin.  That’s faith!  Wouldn’t it be great if we could eagerly, confidently run toward the challenges in our lives the same way to tackle them in faith?   Actually, we can.  God has already won the victory for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Jesus certainly appeared to be the underdog in that fight too.  The Pharisees, the Romans, they conspired to kill Him, but by that death, Jesus earned forgiveness for us!  And though the stone wasn’t thrown with a sling, it was rolled away from a tomb which resulted in the devil’s defeat.  Forgiveness and eternal life are yours in Christ.  You can live boldly and confidently because the same God who accompanied David to face Goliath, accompanies you as you face your daily challenges.