Deu 6v6-7 – Intentional Living

Stepping into my bedroom, I was disheartened to find it in disarray, just a day after I had meticulously cleaned it. In less than 24 hours, chaos had swiftly reclaimed its territory. Clothes and towels lay strewn across the floor, the bed remained unmade, coffee cups cluttered the desk, and laundry lingered, waiting to be… Continue reading Deu 6v6-7 – Intentional Living

Pro 15v19 – The lazy man

Proverbs 15:19 states, “The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway.” This highlights an important concept: work was actually God’s idea. Notable figures like Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Lydia and even Jesus had jobs. All work requires mental and physical effort, which is… Continue reading Pro 15v19 – The lazy man

Pro 6v6 – An ant lesson

The Bible often points to lessons for us that can be gleaned from nature. Solomon was a dedicated naturalist: He spoke about plant life and animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Proverbs 6:6 is one example: “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” Here, King Solomon challenges a lazy person… Continue reading Pro 6v6 – An ant lesson

Pro 4v7 – Intense Desire

In Proverbs, Solomon writes, “The beginning of wisdom is: acquire wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7) This might sound a bit strange, but I think the key lies in the meaning of the word “acquire”. The Hebrew word suggests an intense desire to own, buy, or attain something. So, Solomon’s… Continue reading Pro 4v7 – Intense Desire

Mat 5v8 – You can see God

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8). What an amazing blessing from Jesus. But our hearts are not pure; as we read in Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” So how is this possible? David gives the answer; “Create in me a pure heart, O God,… Continue reading Mat 5v8 – You can see God

1Co 15v57 – Won by (the) One!

The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The excitement! The Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The exhilaration. The Rugby World Cup finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The euphoria! It’s just too 1DERFUL!… Continue reading 1Co 15v57 – Won by (the) One!

Rom 6v23 – Uncleanable

Mud, mud, mud. That’s all we have seen as weeks later, after a severe flood, we continue to clean our house. While some things like chairs and floors are easier to clean, carpets and duvets are nearly impossible. The mud just goes in everywhere. No matter how hard you scrub, there’s just no getting them… Continue reading Rom 6v23 – Uncleanable

Phi 2v14 – Pulling against you

Our dogs love going for walks. But, it’s not the exercise that excites them but the sniffing. It’s their ultimate entertainment – the dog equivalent of Netflix. We call it Snifflix, and they love to binge. This often results in them pulling against the leash, determined to go their own way. Recently, while walking two… Continue reading Phi 2v14 – Pulling against you

Ecc 6v9 – Definition of insanity

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” (Albert Einstein). That’s great advice from our modern world’s cleverest person. And most of us would agree wholeheartedly and laugh at others who are “insane”. However, before we think this is something only others do, let’s read a quote from another even… Continue reading Ecc 6v9 – Definition of insanity

Rom 3v22 – Right with God

If someone asked you how to become a successful tennis player like Roger Federer, what would you say? You would likely say that success only comes through hard work, studying the best techniques, perseverance, and lots of coaching and practice. So, if someone asked you how to become righteous like Jesus, Many would answer with… Continue reading Rom 3v22 – Right with God