Monthly Archives: November 2012

Seeing God

Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the King in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar… This prophecy could be a word of encouragement to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, under siege by the Assyrians, looking forward to a … Continue reading

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Do not boast about tomorrow…

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. (Proverbs 27:1) In my part of the world, at least, we are currently living in peace and security. We are not subject to earthquakes, cyclones, … Continue reading

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Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom is forever immortalised in our language, irreversibly linked to homosexuality. Just about everybody knows the popular version of the Biblical story (Genesis 19), whether or not they have any religious belief of their own: Because the citizens of Sodom … Continue reading

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Living by the Word

God’s powerful word (Isaiah 55:8-11) God is not like us, and does not always (or even usually) act as we expect Him to. We know that He created the universe through His word (Psalm 33:6); and so we imagine planets, … Continue reading

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The earth is the Lord’s

Psalm 24:1,2 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all whole in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. Our world (indeed, the whole universe) was made by … Continue reading

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Testing times

God’s plan for His people (Deuteronomy 8:1-5) When God sent Moses to rescue His people from slavery and Egypt, He promised to lead them to ‘a land flowing with milk and honey’. Whatever they were expecting, it wasn’t forty years … Continue reading

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The Rock

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD for ever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. On their first missionary journey, Paul and … Continue reading

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