Month: February 2018

28
Feb

Growing Old God’s Way

Psalm 71:9 – Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. Brenda believed in reaching out; especially to the elderly folks. She recollects, back in the 80s, visiting houses of the elderly, spending time with them – like playing cards or scrabble etc – fond memories! […]

27
Feb

You are Worthy

Psalm 116:6 – The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Just like the vast majority of us, Jane experienced serious health issues, death of family, struggles at work, etc. As she got older, experience showed her that all her struggles had actually been a blessing. It is in life’s […]

26
Feb

Our Covenant-Keeping God

1 Samuel 12:22 – For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people. Israel demanded a King, an earthly ruler from the Lord and indirectly rejected sovereignty of their heavenly King. They were heavily influenced by their surrounding pagan nations. […]

26
Feb

For the Sake of His Name

1 Samuel 12:22 – For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people. The ancient Israelites gathered at Gilgal for the coronation of Saul as their first king (1 Sam. 11:15). The Lord was not pleased that His people had […]

25
Feb

God’s Little Flock

Luke 12:32 – “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It’s interesting to read the different terms Jesus used to address His followers. They’ve been called friends, brothers, children, and in today’s verse, little flock. If the Lord is our shepherd, we are in fact His flock. […]

24
Feb

True Worship

John 4:23 – “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan woman by the well left her amazed, and transformed her into an evangelist in her town. The words Jesus shared […]

23
Feb

Hope in Christ

Psalm 33:18-19 – “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.” In ancient days, the strength of a kingdom was measured by the size of its army. The kings themselves depended heavily on their […]

22
Feb

Bearing Insult with Grace

1 Peter 4:14 – “If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” Being insulted and hurt isn’t a nice experience. Often, we allow the bitterness and anger against that person fester inside us and hurt us even further. But in […]

21
Feb

The Lord’s Counsel

Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Where do you look when you need information about a particular topic? In earlier days, we might have turned to encyclopaedias or library books to gain understanding. But right now, […]

20
Feb

God’s Everlasting Covenant

Jeremiah 32:40 – “And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” God made a covenant with the Israelites that even though they may scattered across many countries, […]

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