God of the mountains and the valleys
SERMON TOPIC: God of the mountains and the valleys
Speaker: Ken Paynter
Date: 4 November 2001
Topic Groups: SUFFERING, FAITHFULNESS
Sermon synopsis: We want to always live on the mountains but it’s in the valleys that things grow. Do you want to be made better or bitter by your valley experiences?
1 Kings 20: 23 Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, “Their gods are gods of the hills. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the plains, surely we will be stronger than they…
26 The next spring Ben-Hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel. 27 When the Israelites were also mustered and given provisions, they marched out to meet them. The Israelites camped opposite them like two small flocks of goats, while the Arameans covered the countryside.
28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Because the Arameans think the LORD is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the LORD.’”