Jehu did a lot in 2 Kings 10 to wipe out the effect of Ahab's rule. He'd destroyed Ahab's family line, he'd executed all Baal's priests, prophets and sermons, he'd torn down the temple of Baal. But despite all this and despite God saying that because of the things he had done his sons would … Continue reading Heart Attack!
2 Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor. Hebrews 12:2 Elisha was in trouble. The King … Continue reading Heavenly Reality
To put this in context I am still working through the book on Prayer by Timothy Keller. No, I am not a slow reader - I am an avid speed reader but this book requires slow methodical put-into-practice reading. For the record, neither am I avoiding reading but I am generally limited to a couple of pages … Continue reading Seeing Straight
Ahab, the king of Israel, was a weak and easily led man. He was no doubt influenced by his father, Omri: 25 Omri committed evil in the Eternal’s eyes. He was more wicked than any wicked king who had lived before him, and there were a lot of wicked kings who lived before him. 1 Kings … Continue reading Trespassers Will Be Forgiven?
He found Saul and brought him back to Antioch. The two of them spent an entire year there, meeting with the church and teaching huge numbers of people.It was there, in Antioch, where the term “Christian” was first used to identify disciples of Jesus. Acts 11:26 Paul was a marvellous servant of God. His work, … Continue reading Externalise
Silver is purified in the crucible, gold in the furnace, but motives of the heart are judged by the Eternal. Proverbs 17:3 Refining is another word for purification. We hear of people wth refined manners - ones that have been tested and tried and shown to be at a higher level than most people. Sometimes … Continue reading Shinily Reflective
Those who stand in awe of the Eternal - who follow wherever He leads, committed in their hearts - experience His blessings! Psalm 128:1 Awesome is a word thrown around a lot today. I admit to having used it myself this morning when I spoke with my mum about something that had happened. But was … Continue reading Truly Awesome
Maybe you recall the old Sunday School song based on Acts 3. If you watch the video keep an eye out for the disappointment on the lame man's face when Peter and John hold out empty hands. Then see how his face changes before he goes 'walking and leaping and praising God'. Isn't that the … Continue reading Not the Blessing We Were Looking For
I remember reading a couple of years ago that it's good to change translation sometimes and get a fresh perspective on familiar passages. I switched in 2015 from the NIV to The Voice and found it to be true. The Bible was spoken in languages I have little understanding of and the book we hold … Continue reading Walk in Their Shoes
Psalm 119 is a treasure trove of thoughts to inspire and motivate us. 103 Your words are sweet to my taste! Yes, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth! Psalm 119:103 I wonder when was the last time we felt that way about God's words? I wonder do we wake up each morning longing to … Continue reading Treasure Trove