Better Days and the source of all trouble


Psalm 61, follows the anticipation of better days found in Psalm 60. Psalm 61 ends with what will be true when those better days come. God’s people have had low points as a nation and they have had their own personal low points, like David, Asaph, Paul and perhaps you. We are given this psalm to learn from and not because it is a direct overlap of circumstances and since the circumstances do not...

Turning up the heat


Learning what it means to belong to God is not without its difficulties and we soon learn that God controls the circumstances of all things. When we hear the call to deny ourselves, to take up our cross and follow Jesus, where do we look to know what this means? In other words, it is one thing for God to withhold information about the Christian life, which He does not do, it is another matter to...

It’s not about the spilt milk


Our faith in God can be challenged when we collide with God’s governance of the world and our lives. When we assume the position of God and conclude that we would do things differently this affects our faith in God. If this has happened to you, you might be thinking or at least wondering what will happen next. Psalm 106 is about a people who have collided with God on several issues and what God...

Envious of dreams


Most of us are aware of Peter’s denial, we may be less aware of Asaph and how he almost slipped away from his good relationship with God. In both cases, these two men succumb to the pressure of the crowd and both are saved from falling away by God. Now it is true that all Christians live within the safe place of God, we all are secure in him, but it is also true we can find ourselves in the same...

Right thing, Right time or Right thing all the time


Here are a few things to remember about the book of Esther. There is no mention of God, not one – but anyone who has knowledge of God will be able to see his hand at work throughout this book. This book raises the question of what do we do when we don’t know what to do, or at least it rises that we too can share in that type of problem. The reason we do is because it can be difficult at times to...

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