Category Archives: Contemplation

Teach me Your ways

Psalm 25 Life is a long journey; to begin well is no guarantee that we shall not lose our way later on. So David prays for God’s help: “Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” (verse 4) He … Continue reading

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Looking at the human heart

Psalm 19:12-14 Because we are incapable of achieving the righteousness defined by God’s Law, one of its main functions is to convict us of sin (Romans 3:20). Our natural consciences are dull (verse 12); we do not recognise the full … Continue reading

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Looking at the Word

Psalm 19:7-11 The ‘book of nature’, though universally available, is not always an easy one to read; for not everything in nature reflects the character of God. He has revealed Himself far more fully and clearly in His written word. … Continue reading

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Looking at nature

Psalm 19:1-6 The pagan worships created things; the atheist sees only the products of random chance. But for us, the universe confronts us with the wisdom, power and majesty of the One who made it. “The heavens declare the glory … Continue reading

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Ruler of all

Psalm 8 We were meant to be kings – but something, somewhere, went wrong, and we have failed to achieve our intended destiny. Under God’s authority, we were meant to maintain and control the natural world, restraining its wilder tendencies … Continue reading

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The not-so-naked ape

Psalm 8 “What is mankind…?” (verse 4) What are we? It all depends on your point of view. Biologists classify humans as primates, closely related (genetically, anatomically and physiologically) to chimpanzees and gorillas. This viewpoint has many practical uses: it … Continue reading

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The sky at night

Psalm 8 “When I consider Your heavens…” (verse 3) The night sky has always been a source of wonder and admiration. With the help of telescopes and other even more sophisticated equipment, we can now see a lot more than … Continue reading

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