Be Successful (1 Samuel): Attaining Wealth That Money Can't Buy (The BE Series Commentary)

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The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.

So replied Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. to a young reporter's question on the occasion of the renowned Supreme Court Justice's ninetieth birthday (1931). His quip evokes more theological truth than even he might have intended; for true success in this world is rooted first in the premise that God is in control . . . and I am not.

Wiersbe's study of 1 Samuel examines what truly made David a great success - being a follower "after [God's] own heart." (1 Sam. 13:14).

The amazing narrative of 1 Samuel powerfully presents to us the contrast between King Saul's tragic fall and David's life of victory. You will see how true success is defined by character, forged--even in the fires of failure--by a sincere, obedient, and abiding faith in the One True God. And as you follow this story of one man's rise to greatness, you will find yourself grappling with the same tough question: "How do I define greatness?"

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Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of three churches, including the Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 150 books, including the popular "Be" series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies. In 2002, he was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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