(Heroes of faith, friends of God. Rough start, great finish. PT 1.)

Some of the shining saints and beloved heroes of faith came from rugged pasts, broken families, and bad track records.
No matter who you are or what your past has been, Christ can give you a good and wonderful future.

-1 Corinthians 1:26-29 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
Todays example is the great king David, often called “a man after my own heart,” by God himself. David started life tending sheep and his older brother’s and own father often overlooked him. But God took an obscure Shepard boy and raised him up to be Israel’s next king after Saul.

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