William Penn and Indians’ Offer


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William Penn, the founder of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was well-liked by the Indians. Once they told him he could have as much of their land as he could encompass on foot in a single day.

Early the next morning he started out and walked until late that night. When he finally went to claim his land, the Indians were greatly surprised, for they really didn’t think he would take them seriously. But they kept their promise and gave him a large area which today is part of the city of Philadelphia. William Penn simply believed what they said. Should we do less with God?

“I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.” – Revelation 2:19

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*Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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2 Responses to William Penn and Indians’ Offer

  1. Kinda makes me wonder who else isn’t being taken seriously that it would behoove us to listen to … 🤨

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