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August 18, 2013

Work out what God has worked in

Work out what God has worked in

There’s a bit of a riddle here as to precisely how these verses connect with what has gone before. Part of the answer will be that the servant/king rules in the hearts of those who bow the knee now, and he works in them so they fulfil his purposes. There is great comfort in knowing […]

August 4, 2013

Jesus, Lord of all

Jesus, Lord of all

While there is much about or lives and our world which is far from good, and much opposition to the Kingdom, there is a sheer inevitability that Jesus, being Lord, will bring all things to that one great day when every knee will bow. We do not need to make Jesus King. He already is. […]

August 1, 2013

This man has done nothing wrong…

This man has done nothing wrong…

In  the midst of all the mockery and torment, there is a brief moment where the truth of the situation is revealed through one of the thieves. It was certainly correct for him to say ‘This man has done nothing wrong’  – and yet, if that is true, why is Jesus on the Cross? Why […]

July 27, 2013

The way up is down

The way up is down

Jesus counted all his heavenly glory as nothing (not: ‘gave up his divinity’). What Jesus did runs counter to every fallen human desire and inclination. It shows us the sheer magnitude of Jesus’ desire to save: would the son of God do this for me? Was I so bad that he needed to do this? […]

July 14, 2013

Attributes of God

Attributes of God

Psalm 103 is a hymn of praise, celebrating the abundant goodness, and love of the Lord for His people.  When God wants to communicate His love for His people, He refers to them as his children (Ex 4:22-23, Israel His “firstborn son”) and Himself as their loving father (Prov 3:12).  No earthly father loves like God, our Father.  Our […]

June 30, 2013

Compassion

Compassion

The people of God were prohibited from taking advantage of the poor and needy because. They were required to leave the edges of their fields for the foreigner (the refugee), the fatherless and the widow. These people are people who have been disposed through poverty, tragedy, warfare or famine. Compassion is deeper than generosity. Compassion […]

June 23, 2013

Generosity

Generosity

A typical view of generosity is that we give out of our spare money, or our excess, or what we can afford. Either that, or generosity is a value we aspire to. In Israel, generosity was to be part of their identity, especially toward their fellow Israelites, but not exclusively so. Deut 15 embeds generosity […]

June 16, 2013

Providence & Stewardship

Providence & Stewardship

While the people of Israel were greatly blessed, they needed to remember that this always came from God. This followed the creation mandate, where human beings are called to care for all creation and God’s delegated carers. NT perspective continues along this theme, teaching that God provides everything we need (Matt 6:25-34) and that every […]

June 9, 2013

Treasure

Treasure

With the sand of the Red Sea bottom still between their toes, The Lord calls Israel to be his treasured possession, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Instead of being people who seek treasure, they are to be a people who express the treasure of life with the Lord. This radically influences how […]

May 26, 2013

Life you cannot lose

Life you cannot lose

Here’s Paul states his life philosophy: that Christ be exalted in his living and/or his dying. Either way, the end result is just what Paul is longing for. Paul wants the Gospel of Jesus to flourish irrespective of his circumstances, and that being the case, he is wonderfully content.

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