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Wisdom: The Peril of Pride

Prov 21:24.  A proud and haughty man; “Scoffer” is his name; he acts with arrogant pride. The Book of Proverbs, like the rest of Scripture, has a lot to say on the issue of pride. It is coupled with arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech. Pride is ultimately the worship of self and stands in…

Wisdom: The Power of Proverbs

The Bible contains various forms of literature, one of which is the Wisdom Books. The Book of Proverbs is major contributor to this genre and contains hundreds of short pithy, maxims. The purpose of these is to teach practical wisdom, things relevant for everyday life, things which teach life-skills. The purpose of the Book of…

4th January 2021 – A New Heart

Have you ever heard the saying “nature will out”? The idea is that someone’s true personality will ultimately be seen in what they do, what they choose or what they say. Some people try and pretend to be something they aren’t; but there comes an unguarded or unscripted moment, when their mask slips and their…

2nd January 2021 – A New Beginning

At the beginning of a New Year, we often think about starting a new discipline. We decide we are going to read through some classic books; start to save for that particular dream; do more exercise; eat healthily etc. The ultimate New Beginning takes place when a person surrenders their life to Jesus. Many of…

New Year 2021: A New Perspective

I always thought that 1st January was an unusual date to have as New Year’s Day. It seems so random. Wouldn’t the first day of Spring or the day after the Winter Solstice, make more sense? Unless you lived in the Southern Hemisphere! Other cultures, do celebrate New Year on different dates. I accept the…

25th December: Tipping Point

Ga 4:4.        But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, Today, is the celebration of the birth of Jesus; the Saviour of the world. This was a glorious beginning. But up to this point, Jesus hadn’t achieved anything. As of…

24th December: Who is He?

The Wise men were expecting a king-designate. Herod was looking for a rival to his dynasty. The shepherds were looking for a “Saviour”. Mary was in the unique position, of being able to call Jesus her son. In the gospels, most people called Jesus “rabbi”. But the religious authorities saw Him as a deceiver. Some…

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