Whose trumpet do we blow – the Lord’s or our own?

"Sound the trumpet in Zion" (Joel 2:1). "When you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men" (Matthew 6:2). What a difference there is between the trumpet of the Lord and the trumpeting of …

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Let it be to me according to Your Word …

‘Let it be to me according to Your Word’ (Luke 1:38). When we ‘walk in the Spirit’ (Galatians 5:16, 22-23), God sees that it is ‘good’ (Micah 6:8). Let us ‘walk in the light’ (1 John 1:7). May the Spirit's ‘living water’ flow in us (John 7:39-39). This is the way of fruitfulness.

What Kind Of People Are We Becoming?

Hosea 1:1-3:5  ‘Hosea’ means ‘salvation’. Married to ‘an adulterous wife’, Hosea spoke with great compassion to ‘the land’ which was ‘guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord’(1:2). He brought God’s Word of love to the people: ‘I will show My love to the one I called, “Not My loved one”’. He spoke …

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A Human Problem That Needs – And Has – A Divine Solution

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure" (Jeremiah 17:9). What did Jeremiah mean when he said this? The words of the Rev Eric Alexander sum up Jeremiah's point very well: "The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart." When we read Jeremiah's words on their own, we …

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Less Self-Praise, Less Self-Confidence, More Praise To God, More Confidence In Him

"My heart is confident, O God. My heart is confident ... I want to give thanks to You among the people, O Lord. I want to make music to praise you among the nations because your mercy is as high as the heavens. Your truth reaches the skies" (Psalm 57:7,9-10). Confidence in the Lord - It's very …

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