Kid's Good News
Vol 1-issue 12-May 02 -2002

From Sherly's Desk....
Escapes of David II
This Week's Riddle 
Answer of Last Riddle

Winner of the Riddle

From Sherly's Desk...

Last week we saw about Atheism.  Let us look about occult   Today world is bending toward witchcraft, sorcery, psychics and other sources to know their future or make their lives better or successful.  But the Bible tells us that witchcraft, sorcery and asking psychic etc. are abomination in the sight of God.  Many think that palm reading is not harmful but those who read the palm they do it by the power of devil or demons so it is also a sin before God.  Many young children are introduced to Pokemon and Harry Potter witchcraft series and movies. 

But the Bible says that these type of activities are abomination before God and it provokes the anger of God we read about Manasseh in 2 King 21:6, "Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger."

Why it is so?  Because when a person forgets the al-mighty God and turns to devil and demons to know his/her future or ask counseling from devil, it provokes God.  It is to rebel against God and His mighty power. 

Saul rejected God and the result was he lost the communication with God.  He was not getting any counsel from God so he turned to medium.  And the Bible tells us that his end was terrible.  He committed suicide and ended up in hell fire.  That's what happens when a person rebels against God and walks in his own ways. 

But the Bible tells us about many young people took a stand for God and they got blessings of God in their lives.  Take the example of David when he saw that Goliath was defying the army of God, he could not bear anymore.  He said to king, let me go by the mighty power of God and kill that giant.  A young man hardly 16 years old went with 5 stones and killed Goliath with one stone.

My dear little friend, whose side you will stand?  God or devil?  If you choose God, He will bless your life and be a friend to you but if you choose devil and his ways, he will destroy your life.  Choice is yours.  May God help you to choose right path.


David's Escape II

Then Saul said to his men, "Please go and find out for sure, and see the place where David's hideout is, and who has seen him there. For I am told he is very crafty or very cunning.  See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hides; and come back to me with certainty, and I will go with you. And it shall be, if he is in the land, that I will search for him throughout all the clans of Judah.

So they arose and went to Ziph. But David and his men were in the Wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon. When Saul and his men went to seek him, they told David. Therefore he went down to the rock, and stayed in the Wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued David in the Wilderness of Maon.

Then Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. So David made haste to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were encircling David and his men to take them.  But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hasten and come, for the Philistines have invaded the land!"

So Saul returned from pursuing David, and went against the Philistines; so they called that place the Rock of Escape. Then David went up from there and dwelt in strongholds at En Gedi.

When Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, "Take note! David is in the Wilderness of En Gedi."  Then Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the Rocks of the Wild Goats.  So he came to the sheepfolds by the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to attend to his needs. (David and his men were staying in the recesses of the cave.)  Then the men of David said to him, "This is the day of which the LORD said to you, 'Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand, that you may do to him as it seems good to you.' " And David arose and secretly cut off a corner of Saul's robe. 

Now it happened afterward that David's heart troubled him because he had cut Saul's robe.  And he said to his men, "The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD."

So David restrained his servants with these words, and did not allow them to rise against Saul. And Saul got up from the cave and went on his way.  David also arose afterward, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, saying, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed down.  And David said to Saul: "Why do you listen to the words of men who say, 'Indeed David seeks your harm'?  Look, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD delivered you today into my hand in the cave, and someone urged me to kill you. But my eye spared you, and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord's anointed.'  Moreover, my father, see! Yes, see the corner of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you. Yet you hunt my life to take it.  Let the LORD judge between you and me, and let the LORD avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you. 

David said further,  "After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?  Therefore let the LORD be the judge, and judge between you and me, and see and plead my case, and deliver me out of your hand."

So it was, when David had finished speaking these words to Saul, that Saul said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" And Saul lifted up his voice and wept.  Then he said to David: "You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.  And you have shown this day how you have dealt well with me; for when the LORD delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me.  For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him get away safely? Therefore may the LORD reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.  And now I know indeed that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.  Therefore swear now to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants after me, and that you will not destroy my name from my father's house.  So David swore to Saul. And Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

  This week's Riddle  

He walked in the ways of God
But his generation was wicked
God promised to save him from death,
Eight members of his family, he himself
and pairs of every living creature survived
Who he was? And how they survived?

Kids, who will be able to answer correctly, their names will be published
here.  While answering please do not forget to write your
"name" and "age"  To send your answers click here

Answer of Last Riddle 

Q: Who was he on whom surgery was performed when he was sleeping?

Answer: Adam
This riddle was taken from Genesis 2:21, "And the LORD God caused a 
deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his 
ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place."

Winner of the Riddle

correct answer was sent by- 
Kerpal Chando
from Trivandrum, India, 9 years old  

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