In the wilderness …

Numbers 9:1-23 God's people were 'in the wilderness' (1) - No longer in the land of bondage, not yet in the land of promise. This is our situation - We look back to what the Lord has done for us. We look forward to what the Lord will yet do for us. The Passover directs …

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Down in the valley, the mountain-top experience seems a long way off ….

ISAIAH 22:1-25  –  Here, we read about ‘the Valley of Vision’ (1,5). The Lord Himself is to be our Vision: ‘Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art, Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping Thy presence my light’ …

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The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down …

Journey through the New Testament: James God’s ‘Word’ is ‘planted in us’ so that we may become ‘doers of the Word, and not hearers only’ (1:21-22). The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down - the ‘poor in the world’ are ‘rich in faith’ (2:5). We are not to be controlled by the world’s way …

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