More about Berkouwer, see The Theology Of G C Berkouwer “I believe that without genuine curiosity … theology will not do well. I regret every sign that theologians have lost their curiosity. It happens when we are satisfied with a small territory we have created for ourselves and lose our feel for new perspectives and new […]Read more "G C Berkouwer’s approach to theology"
Some live to a ripe old age. Others die young. What are we to make of this? What, Lord, are You saying to us about this? We read what the Psalmist says, “My life span is nothing compared with Yours” (Psalm 39:5). Help us, Lord, to think about the quality of our living – “How […]Read more "Some live to a ripe old age. Others die young. What, Lord, are we to make of this?"
“Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24). Here, we read about our sin and God’s salvation. Once we have received God’s salvation, we must not forget about our sin. We have been […]Read more "Our Sin And God’s Salvation"
Gen 3:10–15, Isa 64:6, Rom 10:11, 2 Cor 5:21, 1 John 1:9 Through Christ’s Death On The Cross, God Has Provided For Us A Full Salvation! Having chosen the way of sin, we are ‘naked’ and ashamed (Genesis 3:10). The Gospel teaches us that ‘there’s a way back to God from the dark paths of […]Read more "Full salvation"
Lord, we make everything so complicated. We go our own way – and everything gets very messy. Everything would be so much simpler – if we kept our eyes on You. When we are tempted to turn away from You, help us, Lord, to keep on looking to You – and to know that we […]Read more "Lord, we make everything so complicated."
1 Kings 6:14-7:12 Solomon took seven years to build ‘the House of the Lord’ and ‘thirteen years’ to build ‘his own house’(6:37-7:1)! What are we to make of this? Are we more concerned with pleasing ourselves or serving God? Is our life more self-centred than God-centred? These are important questions. They are questions which we […]Read more "Pleasing Ourselves Or Serving God?"
Queen Vashti is removed from her position. She is replaced by Esther. There is no direct mention of God in connection with these events. That fact that the book of Esther has been included in the Word of God indicates that these events were interpreted as evidence of God’s activity among His people. It is […]Read more "Learning From The Book Of Esther"