Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Ransom

Psalm 49 Psalm 49 is a ‘wisdom’ psalm: it addresses the issues of wealth and death. As we would say, “there are no pockets in shrouds”. And although the rich, as a general rule, live longer than the poor, all … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments

8) What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments? You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol… You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Remember … Continue reading

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The Creator who reveals His thoughts

Amos 4:13 Amos has been denouncing the sins of the northern kingdom of Israel. He has explained to them how God has been giving them warnings (famines, droughts, pests and illnesses) in an attempt to bring them to repentance. But … Continue reading

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What does God require of us?

7) What does the law of God require? Personal, perfect and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; and love our neighbour as ourselves. What God forbids should never be done and what … Continue reading

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The genuine article

Labels are extremely useful, but they also have their limitations. I once received a ‘free’ pack of seeds with a parcel of plants. The picture looked interesting, so I planted them – but what came up were not the plants … Continue reading

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Living for the glory of God

6) How can we glorify God? We glorify God by enjoying Him, loving Him, trusting Him, and by obeying His will, commandments and law. “And now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God ask of you but to fear Yahweh your … Continue reading

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The gift of the Holy Spirit

Luke 11:11-13 Jesus is encouraging His disciples to pray (like most of us, they found it difficult). He assures them (and us) that God is both ready and willing to answer our prayers; and that, because He is a perfectly … Continue reading

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