The oppression of our self-focused, secular rooted religion is crushing us. We need the freedom only Christ can bring. As Isaiah says, Isaiah 9:4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, You have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. It is not the Lord’s … More Surrender to the Light of a Child
Many think of freedom as ‘Free from’; free from those who limit us; free from the rules that stop us having what we want. So we blame those who rule over us for keeping us from our desires. In our age however there is such freedom that when we can’t get what we want, the … More Freedom from whom?
Can I accept the place of the weak and be the alien and the fatherless, rejecting the temptation to act in wickedness creating my own salvation? When things go bad the temptation to intervene and ‘make them better’ can become immeasurable. Yet the Lord councils me not to put my trust in people, and ‘people’ … More Whose intervention?
People gain a sense of peace after they have experience of deciding to live by God’s word rather than succumb to pressure. ‘Great peace have those who love your law, nothing can make them stumble.’ (Psalm 119:165) They have learned that God is greater than any oppression, so they are not easily driven by it. … More Hope developed