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Impartiality Should Be A ‘House Rule’

‘Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ Genesis 25:28 NIV Sibling rivalry in a family is normal, and handling it calls for sensitivity and wisdom. Unfortunately Isaac and Rebekah lacked those two qualities. ‘Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ (Genesis 25:28 …Read More

Start Exercising

‘Bodily exercise profits.’ 1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV As you move into your forties, fifties, and sixties, you’ll tend to become more sedentary. One woman made a lifelong commitment not to sweat. Another one joked that the only reason for jogging was to look better at her funeral. A driver put this bumper sticker on his …Read More

Everything You Need For Living

‘Everything we need.’ 2 Peter 1:3 NIV Peter writes, ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.’ (2 Peter 1:3 NIV) Living life to the fullest requires three things: (1) A little extra. This is the extra-mile principle Jesus taught (see Matthew 5:41), and it calls for two things: (a) …Read More

Get Your Approval From God

‘Our eyes look to the Lord our God.’ Psalm 123:2 NKJV It’s always nice to be appreciated for the work you do, and when that doesn’t happen, it can affect your sense of self-worth. That’s why the Bible says, ‘As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters… our eyes look to …Read More

Recall God’s Lovingkindness To You

‘Your lovingkindness is before my eyes.’ Psalm 26:3 NKJV The story’s told of a little boy who was asked, ‘Do you say your prayers every night?’ He replied, ‘No, some nights I don’t need anything!’ We may smile, but the point is painfully obvious. If the only time your husband or wife communicated with you …Read More

Don’t Look Back

‘His wife looked back behind him and she became a pillar of salt.’ Genesis 19:26 NKJV Before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, angels of the Lord rescued Lot and his family from the city. Then they said: ‘Run for your lives! Don’t look behind you, and don’t stop on the plain. Run for the hills, or …Read More

Soak Your Mind In God’s Word

‘I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.’ Psalm 119:11 NLT Are you discouraged because you keep committing the same sins over and over again? Here’s your answer: soak your mind in God’s Word! Just like you soak a sponge in water and it comes out dripping and …Read More

When Your Child Seems Out Of Control

‘Great shall be the peace of your children.’ Isaiah 54:13 NKJV Few things in life can break your heart like a child on drugs, or realising they’re hanging out with the wrong crowd and are involved in activities that can destroy their lives. As a parent, what can you do? First and foremost, pray for …Read More

Arrested Development (4)

‘He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.’ Proverbs 13:20 NKJV Let’s look at arrested relational development. God’s plan for your life requires connecting with the right people—and disconnecting from the wrong ones. Sitting beside Jesus at the Last Supper were John, who loved Him, and …Read More

Arrested Development (3)

‘Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser.’ Proverbs 9:9 NKJV Let’s look at arrested intellectual development. Sometimes we use verses like ‘God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put shame to the wise’ (1 Corinthians 1:27 NKJV) as excuses for not developing our minds and growing intellectually. …Read More

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