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At their wits' end

There’s a saying: “Most people only look up when they’re flat on their backs.”  It’s proved in the bible time and again.  And this phrase “at their wits’ end” is a perfect description for where people find Jesus.  Or rather, where He finds them. “Wits’ end” is quite a creative translation from the AV.  If […]

As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth

Psalm 103 gives us a sobering contrast between the life of man and the love of God.  One is extremely fragile and short-lived, the other is eternal and unchanging: “As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.  For the wind passeth over it, and it is […]

David and Goliath

Any time a little guy takes on a big corporation it’s called ‘a David and Goliath story.’ Any time a 2nd division football club beats a Premiere League team it’s called ‘Giant Killing.’ Everyone thinks they know what David and Goliath is about. It’s about the underdog gritting their teeth and pulling off a surprising […]

Manna – the Bread of Heaven

“I never knew Christ was all I needed until Christ was all I had.” I heard this saying from an African Bishop recently.  But Christians the world over can attest to the truth of it. It’s the very essence of what God was teaching the Israelites in the wilderness.  And it’s exactly what Christians are […]

Fleshpots

When we hear of “fleshpots” we’ll likely think of sexual temptation. As in… flesh·pots / ˈfleshˌpäts/• pl. n. places providing luxurious or hedonistic living: he had lived the life of a roué in the fleshpots of London and Paris. But in their original biblical context, “fleshpots” are literally cauldrons of meat.  They are a temptation, but there’s nothing […]

A stranger in a strange land

Exhausted, the freedom fighter slumped by a well.  He had chanced his arm and initiated a violent coup but the wheels had fallen off.  Now he’s a failed revolutionary without a friend in the world.  A week earlier he had been a prince in the most powerful court on earth.  Now, aged 40, he’s Egypt’s […]