I am reading JI Packer's Knowing God. This verse from Jeremiah came up in my current chapter. Then the other's followed in my reading. It felt like something I should take note of particularly in light of conversations I had and issues in the world that I read about. I don't have a lot to … Continue reading Real, True Religion
5 The good deeds of the blameless pave a peaceful, productive path, but wrongdoers trip over their own faults. 6 The good deeds of the upright will rescue them, but the faithless will be conquered by their shallow desires. Proverbs 11:5-6 There's a familiar saying: "What goes around comes around." Basically, it means we get what we deserve. … Continue reading Karma?
I imagine all of us at some point or other have said that. Parents - we've heard it from our kids and said it right back to them... We all seem to have an inbuilt have a sense of what is and isn't fair and most of the time we're not afraid to say it. … Continue reading It’s Not Fair
I went to watch my soccer team yesterday, during the game two players were given red cards for clear violations of the laws of the game. The players on the field were outraged telling the referee that he was wrong, that the player didn't deserve it, that the whole thing was unjust. But the laws … Continue reading Penalty!
Job, David, Paul and Solomon renowned names who, in today's readings, come together in agreement that God is in control. You might wonder if we read the same readings: Job 8:1-11:20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Psalm 38:1-22; Proverbs 21:28-29 but I assure you we did, let me show you why. Job endured disasters, this man suffered but did he abandon … Continue reading How to Recognise
It's amazing how we can see things differently from one day to the next. Both positively and negatively our minds are truly incredible creations. Sometimes it's just having time to think and consider and sometimes it's input from another source. This morning I was reading Psalm 4 and the first verse made me stop and … Continue reading Re-Viewed
41 They feared the Eternal One while at the same time serving their own idols. Their descendants have done the same ever since. 2 Kings 17:41 5 Hezekiah put his trust in the Eternal One, Israel’s God. Before and after his righteous reign, no other king ever compared to him in Judah. 6 He embraced the Eternal, and … Continue reading A Proper Fear
Yesterday I wrote about Peace and I had a verse from Hebrews in my mind that just wouldn't fit into that blog but neither would it fade away so I figure I better talk about it today. The writer of Hebrews has been telling his readers where they aren't. He goes back to the Exodus and … Continue reading Blood Cries Out
As I read through Luke's gospel I am finding passages that make me raise my eyebrows and wonder if they were added in since last time I read through it. Today I was in chapter 16 and need to spend some serious time contemplating it. However, a few verses jumped out at me as the they … Continue reading Sticky Residue
So I am deep into Exodus territory amid God's instructions for how to deal with the issues that are likely to cause conflict between people. We've had the Ten Commandments and now He's being precise about a wide variety of things that have the habit of making people roll their eyes and poopoo the whole … Continue reading How to Avoid Building a Prison