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
“But the earlier governors . . .placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels from them in addition to food and wine . . . I never demanded the food allotted to the governor, because the demands were heavy on these people.” (Nehemiah 5:15-18).
So says Nehemiah as he reflects on his days overseeing the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s fallen walls. He was in a position to ‘fare sumptuously.’ He could have used his authority to make himself very comfortable on the backs of his fellow countrymen who were poor. It was Nehemiah’s right to expect to live at a standard above those he governed—but he did not exercise his right. Compassion looks beyond what is permitted. There are things not wrong in themselves, but they become wrong when my doing of them is more important than helping the oppressed and weary.
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