Have you ever tried to bargain with God? “God… if you do this… I’ll do that.”
We have a natural (albeit sinful) tendency to think that we can somehow bargain with God to persuade Him into giving us what we want. Scripture even appears to give a precedent for such prayers. After all, isn’t this what the barren Hannah does in 1 Samuel 1? So, it worked, right? In the pages of Scripture we have a biblical pattern for attempting to strike a deal with God. Or do we? Blogger and self-proclaimed “Bible Study Nerd” Cindy Matson joined us to take a closer look.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.
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