In our day, there are many who say, “Let us follow other gods.” God says, “You must not listen” to such people (Deuteronomy 13:2-3). To follow the Lord’s instruction is not popular. Nevertheless, this is what we must do: “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door” (Luke 13:24). Whatever the world may say, […]Read More Listen To The Lord – And Live For Him.
The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down – the ‘poor in the world’ are ‘rich in faith’ (James 2:5). We are to live according to the Gospel. We are not to be controlled by the world’s way of thinking. If we ‘show favouritism’, we place ourselves in a dangerous position – ‘judgment without mercy’. […]Read More Don’t let anyone or anything come before God. He must come first – every time.
Lord, You show us the way of blessing. It is the way of obedience (Psalm 119:1,9,11,17). Many will choose the way of disobedience – ‘influential people sit together and slander me’. Help us to choose the way of obedience – ‘Your servant will meditate on Your teachings’ (Psalm 119:23). We know, Lord, that following Jesus […]Read More The Way of Blessing Is The Way Of Obedience.
‘Jesus Christ’ died ‘for our sins’. This is Good News. It is not to be kept to ourselves – He died ‘for the sins of the whole world’. We have ‘fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ’. ‘We have fellowship with one another’. These blessings are not to be kept to ourselves. […]Read More Don’t keep the Good News to yourself!
1 Kings 20:1-43 Sometimes we say, ‘I can’t’, when we mean, ‘I won’t’! We are ‘busy here and there’- too busy for God, for doing His will, for obeying His Word. Is this a case of ‘I can’t’? No! It is ‘I won’t’. We choose. We decide how we will use our time. God looks […]Read More Our strength is not in ourselves. It is in the Lord.
1 Kings 22:15-53 Ahab’s repentance (21:27) didn’t last long! He continued to live in sin (22:8). He died in shame (37-38). Ahab’s son – Ahaziah – was just like his father – ‘a chip off the old block’: ‘He … provoked the Lord, the God of Israel to anger in every way that his father […]Read More Let us pray, “Our Father in heaven … Your will be done.”
Don’t settle for second best when you can have God’s very best. ‘Samuel did what the Lord commanded’(1 Samuel 16:4). Real obedience comes from ‘the heart’. It is more than just ‘keeping up appearances’(1 Samuel 16:7). ‘The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart’ – This is something we must never forget!’. […]Read More Don’t settle for second best.