Motives

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that...

Displeasure with God’s goodness

Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. What was it that displeased Jonah? The fact that God was gracious, merciful, slow to anger and kind towards the repentant Ninevites. Jonah had expected the Ninevites to reject God’s message and...

Busy But Loveless

One of the idols of contemporary Christianity is the idol of activity. You would think that busyness always meant godliness. Undoubtedly there is the true work of God that is a labor of love, night and day (1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8), but it is very...

The beauty and cost of worship

John 12.3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. The example of worship demonstrated by Mary here teaches us both the...

The Heart Garden

The human heart is likened to the ground in Scripture. We see this most evident in Jesus’ parable of the sower. This parable explains that the fruit that comes out of a life depends upon the condition of that person’s heart. A heart can be hard, without...