Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

As a runner who has run races from 5 kilometres to marathons, one thing is always the same – the last few kilometres always feel so long. Whether it’s running kilometres 4 to 5 or kilometres 40 to 42, it seems like the end will never come. It feels like you are being tested to… Continue reading Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

2Tim 3v1-5 – The Terrible Times list

If you had to describe what is wrong with society today, what would you put at the top of the list? Two thousand years ago, the Bible in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 gave us the list. It’s a list of what people would be like in the “terrible time in the last days”. And topping the… Continue reading 2Tim 3v1-5 – The Terrible Times list

Mat 24v13 – End of times

Two thousand years ago, Jesus’ disciples asked, “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3). Jesus then gave a list of the signs we will see just before he returns. How many do you see today in our world? Unparalleled deceit – “Watch out that no… Continue reading Mat 24v13 – End of times

Act 17v30-31 – To the very day

How good are you at arriving on time? Or completing a job on time? Some people are better than others. But what about God? Is he precise in his timing? “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will… Continue reading Act 17v30-31 – To the very day

Rev 22v20 – Choose your ending

Have you ever read a book and been disappointed with the ending? Well, what about the greatest story ever written – the Bible? Genesis, the template for the entire story, starts with, “In the beginning God…”. God takes an earth that is nothing and makes something beautiful. And into this, he places humans. But it’s… Continue reading Rev 22v20 – Choose your ending

Num 14v21 – Don’t buy the dream

I have often laughed sardonically at the names places are given. A new housing estate is called Sunset Estate, yet it does not have a view of the sunset. Or it is called Nature’s Retreat but all the natural vegetation was destroyed to stuff in the maximum number of houses. Yet despite this, we buy… Continue reading Num 14v21 – Don’t buy the dream

Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

The world is in huge trouble. We are seeing wars, floods, earthquakes, and a huge increase in other natural disasters. Civil society is falling apart. There is so much hatred, violence, fear, despair. So, where do you turn to find comfort in these times of trouble? Is it your job, sport, friends, social media, medication?… Continue reading Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

When we observe our neighbourhood, city, and country, we often see doom and gloom, as evil seems pervasive. It’s easy to worry and stress about this. The world appears in disarray, but this isn’t a new phenomenon. Proverbs 24:19 advises, “Don’t let evil people worry you or make you jealous.” Worrying, stressing, and seeking approval… Continue reading Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

Pro 8v10 – Better than gold

A new year brings new opportunities. What will you be focusing your time and attention on this year? Your career, degree, a building project, your business? If you had to stop for a moment and ask yourself, “Why will I be pouring all my time and energy into this?” Is it so you can earn… Continue reading Pro 8v10 – Better than gold

Isa 45v2 – The End

I stand atop Mount Year, looking back upon the path I have walked. I see the dark valleys and challenging climbs, but I also see the sunny fields and the flowers along the way. I remember some who walked alongside me on this path who are no longer here. I remember the joys and the… Continue reading Isa 45v2 – The End