In the Old Testament of the Bible the tribes of the Israelites were associated with the "believers" and the people known as the Philistines (or uncircumsized) were associated with the "non-believers". Over many years the Israelites and the Philistines clashed through skirmishes, battles, and wars. The Philistines stood as witnesses to the powerful hand of God but never turned from their worship of the idols of Baal, Astarte, and Dagon. Their hearts had become hardened against the truths that they encountered every day. I have come to behave in the same way.
- An acquaintance tells me that he likes spending time with me.
- A person tells me that I have a lot to offer.
- I read that I am a child of the most high God.
- The Bible clearly states that Jesus knows me and loves me without question.