Saul Began With Three Thousand

To read the Bible in a year, read First Samuel 13 and 14.
After Saul became king and he had reigned a couple of years (1Samuel 13:1), he began to gather an army, “Saul chose for himself three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in the mountains of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people he sent away, every man to his tent” (v. 2). Later, with other kings, the army of Israel would number in the hundreds of thousands. The army started small, but the Lord increased it as was necessary.
The Lord started with a small army on the Day of Pentecost that followed His ascension to heaven when He sat down on His throne as King. He had twelve apostles and used them to gather an army of three thousand also on that first day of the new Kingdom. How large has that army now grown world-wide? No one can count it, but the Lord knows who are His.
Are you part of that army? Have you confessed your belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and been baptized for the forgiveness of your sins?

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