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

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

Luk 19v40 – The stones will cry out

Have you ever had some really good news that you were bursting to share? Just before his crucifixion, Jesus did a dress rehearsal entry to Jerusalem. Seated on a humble donkey, Jesus gave a taste of the joy that will flood the world when he returns as king of the world. “When he came near… Continue reading Luk 19v40 – The stones will cry out

Psa 37v7 – Still as stone

Are you waiting for something from God? As humans, we are generally not very good at waiting. We read Bible stories that, within a few verses or chapters, talk about a prayer and a response. However, often the gap is months or even years apart. Abraham and Sarah waited 25 years for God to answer… Continue reading Psa 37v7 – Still as stone

Rev 22v7 – The wedding day

It seems like it’s a day always in the future. Sure, it will come, but one day in the future. And then, slowly, slowly, suddenly, it’s here. The wedding day has arrived. It’s almost too much to take in. Today is the day. It’s a scene from God’s postcard. Mountains rise majestically in the distance… Continue reading Rev 22v7 – The wedding day

1Pe 4v7-8 – The end of the world

Jesus’ disciples asked him what it would be like in the last days before he returned. He said there would be “wars and rumours of wars…Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:6-7). This is a picture of our world today! But more… Continue reading 1Pe 4v7-8 – The end of the world

Isa 46v9-10 – Know The future

I might not be able to tell the future, but I know the future, and that has made all the difference. No human being can tell the future, as there is only one who is outside of time, and that is God. He alone knows and determines what happens in the future. “Remember the things… Continue reading Isa 46v9-10 – Know The future

Mat 24v7-8 – Good news about the bad news

“No place safe in Gaza as fighting rages”. “Deadly earthquake strikes Nepal”. “Hundreds missing as Hurricane hits Mexico”. We are living in a world where news of famines, floods, fires, earthquakes, and wars are a regular occurrence. Jesus warned us 2000 years ago what the conditions in the world would be like just before his… Continue reading Mat 24v7-8 – Good news about the bad news

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

2Co 4v7 – The Trapped Log

Walking along the seawall, I see a massive log trapped between the tide and the shore. This huge log could be used to hold up a house or a bridge. Yet, it seems like the tide and the waves are determined to destroy it. Despite its size, eventually, it will break apart and disappear into… Continue reading 2Co 4v7 – The Trapped Log