Kid's Good News
Vol 1-issue 5/March 14-2002

From Sherly's Desk..
David And Jonathan
This week's Riddle

Answer of Last Riddle

From Sherly's Desk...

James 1:5  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Many feel sorry for not having much wisdom or because unable to excel in their studies.  Many work very hard but when result comes they get less marks.  But God says in above verse that, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him."

I myself worked very hard in my school days but could never get good marks.  Once I was giving my higher secondary board exams.  It was my Math. paper.  After finishing my paper I knew that I was not going to pass my exam.  I came home and cried and cried.  I do not know when I fell asleep. When I woke up and looked at the wall of my room there was a scripture calendar.  My eyes fell on this verse, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I read this verse again and again and I felt as if God directly speaking to me.  A great peace came into my heart and filled my soul.  When result came I got the highest marks in the same paper in which I had no hope of getting even passing marks.

When we trust in God and ask His wisdom, He fills us with His divine wisdom.  He gives grace to excel in our studies.


David and Jonathan

When Saul the king of Israel saw that David is becoming more famous than him so he got very angry.  Saul spoke to his son Jonathan and to all this servants that they should kill David  But Jonathan loved David so much that he refused to do so.  Jonathan told David about his father's plan saying, "My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore guard yourself until morning and stay in a secret place and hide.  Jonathan also said to David that he would go out and stand with his father in the field where David was and will speak to his father Saul about David.  Then I will give you report of what I observe.

Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul,  and said to him, "Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you.  For he took his life in his hands and killed the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood, to kill David without a cause?"

Saul heeded the voice of Jonathan, and swore, "As the LORD lives, he shall not be killed."  Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these things. So Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before.

And there was war again; and David went out and fought with the Philistines, and struck them with a mighty blow, and they fled from him. 

Now Saul was sitting in his palace and David was playing music with his hand.  Saul thought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but David was saved from it miraculously.  When Saul drove the spear it hit into the wall instead of hitting David. David fled and escaped that night.  Saul also sent messengers to David's house to look for him and to kill him in the morning. And Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed." So Michal let David down through a window. And he fled and escaped. And Michal took an image and laid it in the bed, put a cover of goats' hair for his head, and covered it with clothes.  So when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, "He is sick."  Then Saul sent the messengers back to see David, saying, "Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him."  And when the messengers had come in, there was the image in the bed, with a cover of goats' hair for his head.

Then Saul said to Michal, "Why have you deceived me like this, and sent my enemy away, so that he has escaped?" And Michal answered Saul, "He said to me, 'Let me go! Why should I kill you?'" So David fled and escaped, and went to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.

When Saul heard that David is at Naioth in Ramah then Saul sent messengers to take David. And when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as leader over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.  And when Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. Then Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.  Then he also went to Ramah, and came to the great well that is at Sechu. So he asked, and said, "Where are Samuel and David?" And someone said, "Indeed they are at Naioth in Ramah."  So he went there to Naioth in Ramah. Then the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on and prophesied until he came to Naioth in Ramah.  Saul lay down prophesying all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

Now David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came to the place of Jonathan  and said to Jonathan, "What have I done? What is my iniquity, and what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?"  So Jonathan said to him, "By no means! You shall not die! Indeed, my father will do nothing either great or small without first telling me. And why should my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!"  Then David took an oath again, and said, "Your father certainly knows that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said, 'Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death."  So Jonathan said to David, "Whatever you yourself desire, I will do it for you."


 She did not die due to sulfurous rain
But when she died her body became a preservative
She and her city were set as an example to those
who will live ungodly afterward.
She looked back during her death.
Who she was?

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Answer of Last Riddle 

Last Riddle was:
Walked before them but wasn't a human being
Showed light but wasn't a torch or lamp
Protected them but not a sword or guard
who was he?

Answer: This Riddle was taken from Exdodus 13:21, "And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night" 


Sherry Mathews from New Delhi-India 
was successful in sending the correct answer.  

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