“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near … Continue reading The Reward of the Wicked.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” [2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV]. This is probably the best known and most quoted verse of Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians. The verse begins with the word “Therefore” … Continue reading A New Creation.
To what purpose is this waste? — Mat_26:8 A Strange Deed Lives Forever The scene was Bethany, and the time was near the end. A few more days and the earthly life of Jesus would be over. Jesus and His disciples are seated at their evening meal, when a woman, whom from other sources we … Continue reading Love’s Wastefulness
The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. § Christ … suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. § The way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. I am the … Continue reading Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. —Psalm 103:6 There are times in our world history when this promise of God seems like a mirage in the face of brutal governments, racial hatred, and human injustice. But over time, brutal governments are smashed. Despots go to their graves. Moral indignation replaces complacency. … Continue reading Your will be done.
Here the passage moves from a focus on Jesus to us, the disciples. The next "must" is for us. We are to bear our cross, not wear a cross. This is not a request but a requirement, not an option but an obligation, not a choice but a certainty. It is followed by three imperatives … Continue reading Bear Your Cross, Don’t Wear It
by ALICIA BRUXVOORT “The first time I was brought before the judge, no one was here to help me. Everyone had run away … But the Lord stood with me …” 2 Timothy 4:16a, 17a (TLB) She was unusually quiet as we drove home from school — no reports of lunchtime jokes or girlfriend giggles, … Continue reading The Hidden Gift of Loneliness
Seëninge Toe sê Debora vir Barak: "Maak jou reg! Vandag gee die HERE Sisera in jou mag oor, want die HERE self trek voor jou uit!" 📖 Rigters 4:14 📖 Ek is so bly die HERE werk nie net met groot helde super~intelligente & uitsonderlike talentvolle mense nie. Want dan sou die woorde in hierdie en … Continue reading Mag jy bly wees oor jou “ja”!
"Lift them up for ever."—Psalms 28:9 God's people need lifting up. They are very heavy by nature. They have no wings, or, if they have, they are like the dove of old which lay among the pots; and they need divine grace to make them mount on wings covered with silver, and with feathers of … Continue reading God’s people need lifting up.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 “As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvellous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation” … Continue reading The Natural Man and the Spiritual Man.