What do these Bible events have in common?

David and Goliath

Aside from accomplishing something God wanted done, these Bible events–among other ones–have one key teaching method in common.

They all include faith, but there is something else so simple we often miss it.

Can you spot it?

  • Adam names the animals.
  • Joshua flattens the walls of Jericho.
  • Moses confronts Pharaoh.
  • David takes down Goliath.
  • Gideon freaks out the Midianites.
  • Rahab hides the spies.
  • Noah builds a boat.
  • Elijah humiliates the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel.
  • Peter takes the Gospel to Cornelius.

I will post my observations within a couple of days. See if you agree.

By |2017-03-07T18:11:19+00:00April 8th, 2015|Ministry Articles|10 Comments


  1. Nathan Bright April 8, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    People are involved participating in what is going on.

  2. Sherri April 8, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    my first thought was … dealing with grumpy people. can’t wait to read your conclusion!

  3. Dawn April 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    My first thought is that they followed God’s instructions in how to do it.

  4. Dawn April 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Okay, one more thing — it was beyond what others thought was right to do. — It went against the flow, customs and norms for the time and way things were done..

  5. Ezekiel April 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    They all took risk

  6. Carol April 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    They all trusted God! Many things they did were things most people would say “no way God, that is impossible or I can’t do that! But they believed God knew what He was doing and trusted in Him.

  7. Kimberly Bowers April 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    action – someone is showing action or service to someone else

  8. Terry April 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    They all did things that never had been done before. It took courage and faithful obedience
    I am interested in your answer.

  9. Vicki Ejibe April 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Please don’t keep us hanging? Inquiring minds want to know!

  10. Roger Fields April 14, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

    All of the comments are accurate. However, the thing that strikes me the most in all of these Bible events (and others) is that God constantly went to amazing lengths to involve people in doing stuff He could have easily done Himself. He didn’t need to involve people, but He did. Why didn’t God name the animals? Why did He put Adam in charge of that? Why didn’t God simply give Goliath a heart attack? Why didn’t God send an earthquake to flatten the walls of Jericho? The list goes on. Think about it. The Bible is a catalog of stories about the crazy lengths God went to in getting people to participate with Him. My conclusion is that there is something profoundly significant about being a participant in God’s purposes. My guess is that God knows we learn by doing.

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