A couple of weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night with these words ringing in my ears – “God the Father” – “God the Father” – “God the Father”.
It is a long time now since I had a fresh and powerful revelation of the fact that God was and is my Father. That realisation changed the way I saw everything and everyone. Nevertheless I still find it hard to grasp the full implications of it. Continue Reading
The term “abuse” covers, of course, a multitude of issues and situations. A quick look on Google’s top rankings shows the most common forms of abuse to be physical, psychological, sexual and emotional. The top four are of course followed by others – but interestingly none of them mention spiritual abuse. Continue Reading
My maternal grandfather’s favourite Psalm was Psalm 1. In it the author gives some very practical life principles which have guided generations of both Jews and Christians.
I recently attended a family gathering where an old relative recalled his granny repeating often the words of the biblical sage –
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
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Mark Twain famously said – “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”
Now, in the context, he may have been saying something about the bible I might not be entirely comfortable with, however I think his statement should give us pause for thought. Continue Reading