This testimonial comments on God’s faithfulness to his people, Israel during a period of its history marked by serial apostasy and idolatry. God’s de...
“But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of the covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day h...
June 16, 2016
Yes, WE TOO. That is to say, even the lawful, moral and devout ought not believe in their own decency and piety. They ought not do so because it is fa...
" . . .So we too have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law" (Galatians 2:1...
March 27, 2016
This is not a maxim which should be used say, by an investor in the stock market, as an insurance to guarantee profits. It is not a promise of short t...
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously" (2 Corinthians 9:6).
November 21, 2016
"When he had finished speaking he said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water and let down the nets for a catch.' Simon answered, 'Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.' When they had done so, they caught a large number of fish . . . " (Luke 5:4-6).
Like so many in the world, Peter was a fisherman who worked hard without becoming rich. When Jesus told him to go put out his nets, he was already exhausted from his long shift at plying his trade. Since it had been a bad night, he would have felt strongly inclined to disregard Jesus' instruction. But he wisely decided against himself and yielded to Jesus.
The human enterprise is better when conducted in response to Christ. Peter didn't try to get Jesus to join his fishing business. He just put himself at Jesus' disposal.
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