When we are being targeted by wicked people, we have a hard time waiting for the Lord to rescue. Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When the Lord restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy … Psalm14:7 Out of nowhere, the Lord comes to rescue his people. In relief there is great rejoicing. … More Fruit of darkness
We should be free to live as we want! But there are other players in the game, and what of the Lord? “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” Psalm 2:3 To be free of the constraints we feel God puts on us, we make him a monster. … More Freedom for what?
As we endure lockdown, consider what lies ahead- “Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Isaiah 65:17 The current crisis helps us see the value of moving on from our current realities to something far better. Be glad; rejoice forever in … More What lies ahead?
Any crisis brings about testing as circumstances give us choices between light or darkness, living by the Spirit or living by the sinful nature. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, Isaiah 60:2 As Coronavirus unfolds our choices become apparent. The darkness lurking within our culture will be exposed. … More Arise shine
Coronavirus has brought fear into the open – fear of death, fear for fragile family members, fear of running out of food and supplies, fear of economic hardship, … Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, Isaiah 60:2 The response to Coronavirus is a spreading darkness; dark because fear supresses … More Arise above fear
How do we get to heights with God? “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. Isaiah 57:15 Some trust in their approaches to gods through going to spiritual places and performing spiritual exercises, the Lord says that the ones he is looking for are those who … More Want the height? Go down!
Why are God’s people succumbing to spiritual attacks? … Come, wild animals of the forest! Come and devour my people! Isaiah 56:9 We have cut down the defences against evil and have become an open target. For the leaders of my people … are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no … More Why all the evil?
How do we measure praise? See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. Isaiah 52:13 Jesus is the greatest. How did he prosper? But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man. Isaiah … More Living for praise?
We live in turbulent times with messages of fear. The fruit of these messages is anger, attempts to control people and ultimately, hatred. Jesus speaks into this, I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. John 14:27 What a contrast between the messages of fear and the gift of peace. Fear drives … More Peace in fearful times
What price for peace? We look back on the way we have hurt people and our insides are churned up. These words can seem merely aspirational – we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God Romans 5:1 The impact of my failure is worse than I realise. When … More What price peace?