Posts by Matt Thompson

Posts by Matt Thompson

My True Identity

Inadequate was my self perception for a long time. As I look back over my life, I can come up with many instances that I felt this way. Good, but not good enough echoed in my mind. When I was a kid I had these feelings in little league, then varsity basketball and track, and swing choir. Then as I got older I get it in college and my job. Then also as a husband and father. I could go…

Continuously Amazed

Hannah had circumstances that lasted for years. She was not able to have children, and was being ridiculed because of it. Hannah was depressed, it affected her physically, mentally, emotionally. Her response was prayer. In she said, “I have been praying here out of my anguish and grief.” She honestly prayed to God. In she found encouragement from a priest named Eli. In Hannah responded, “‘May your servant find favor in your eyes.’ Then she went her way and ate…

No or Know.

In there was a group of wicked men from the tribe of Benjamin that raped and killed a woman. gives the account of the response of the Israelites. The result of the heinous crimes were devastating. The Israelites and Benjamites went to war with each other, and many were slaughtered. The end of sums up the time period. , “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” Reading through these last few chapters, it is…