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He who is unjust …

April 7, 2018 - 11:13 am in Meditations

He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still. Revelation 22:11 In the World One who walks today with spiritual eyes open cannot…

“You do not answer”

March 29, 2018 - 10:17 am in Meditations

Can you imagine anything worse than crying out to God in distress, in anxiety and fear, and receiving no answer? There is nothing a believer can imagine…

The battle is the Lord’s

February 14, 2018 - 12:26 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

There is a tendency for church members to think that if only we had more numbers we could really achieve something for God’s kingdom. This sentiment…

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord.

January 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm in Meditations

The news media expresses concern about what 2018 will bring in international relations. The ABC quotes North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un saying he has nuclear missiles covering the USA and that “the button is on his desk”.[i] The Australian newspaper…

What do we go by?

November 25, 2017 - 11:42 am in Daily Life, Meditations

Ted Richards loves parrots.  Ted is a lonely man who knows almost nobody. He does not know whether his parents are still alive. For years he's had no contact with them. He only has contact with two other people.  At some point in his life he decides that…

No Partiality

October 21, 2017 - 1:03 pm in Church doctrine, Meditations

A wealthy, well-dressed dignified man in fine clothes and wearing gold rings comes into church. The sexton respectfully ushers him in and gives him a seat in a place of honour. Then a poor humble man in old, stained clothes comes in. The sexton tells him to…

Two Communities

October 14, 2017 - 9:52 am in Meditations, Uncategorized

“No one likes be made an object of ridicule. No one likes to be hated and attacked. People were made by God to live in communion and we instinctively seek that,” says Rev J Kroeze in a recent meditation on Hebrews 10:32-39. But after our fall into sin,…

No Coalition in Denial of Antithesis

October 7, 2017 - 11:52 am in Church History, Meditations

In 1946, two years after the church Liberation of 1944, K Schilder published the following meditation (here translated). [i] It has a context. The ‘synodical’ churches, which had suspended and deposed faithful people because they refused to teach Kuyper’s…

God’s agenda and the lawless one

September 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

It’s no secret that the western world, with its roots in Christianity, is becoming increasingly secular. The recent moves to accept homosexuality and hence same sex marriage (SSM) as a legitimate alternative lifestyle shows the further move away from God’s…

The Son of God hold us in His hands

September 14, 2017 - 12:47 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

There are Christians who say or imply that if only we do this or that we can fix the problems in our lives. But is this necessarily true? And if we face difficulties and hardships, is this necessarily because of some sin or failure in our life that needs to…