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Ever feel like God isn’t answering you? Job felt the same way when he said, ‘I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you just look at me…when I hoped for good, only evil came to me; when I looked for light, darkness came’ (vv. 20 & 26 NCV). All of us go through times...

When we experience tension with someone in our family, we’re still members of the same family, but our conversations can become superficial and forced. We might even find that we’re more comfortable spending time apart than together. In other words, we don’t really want fellowship with that...

When Paul wrote to Titus in Crete, the Cretans were living a lifestyle of greed, laziness and evil. ‘One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” This saying is true’ (Titus 1:12-13 NIV). Paul instructed Titus to remind people how they were...

The Psalmist writes: ‘I have sought your face with all my heart’; but what does it mean for us to seek God’s face? In Hebrew, the word for face is paniym, which can also be translated as presence. So the Psalmist is talking about seeking God’s presence. And it’s something that we’re called to do...

The people of Israel ended up living as slaves in Babylon because they disobeyed God and decided to do their own thing. And they paid a high price for it. They lost their homes, their jobs, their freedom, and their self-respect. The same thing can happen to us too. We can decide to go our own...

The Bible is powerful. An anonymous author wrote: ‘It contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the fate of sinners, and the happiness of believers. It is a light to direct you, food to nourish you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveller’s road map, the pilot’s...

When God decided to destroy everything on earth in a flood, He instructed Noah to build an ark to save Noah and his family, plus the animals. The New Living Translation tells us that the dimensions of the ark were ‘450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high’ (Genesis 6:15). So roughly...

Let’s have a read of Isaiah 51:6: ‘Look up to the skies above, and gaze down on the earth below. For the skies will disappear like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a piece of clothing. The people of the earth will die like flies, but my salvation lasts forever. My righteous rule will...

There are so many things in God’s creation that point to His greatness and power, and show how amazingly He organised the world around us. Let’s think about one of them: the water cycle. It doesn’t sound very exciting at first, but let’s take a look at it more closely. The water cycle wasn’t...

Job was going through a really rough time. Satan had thought that Job was only a good, righteous man because God had blessed him, and that if he had to face real difficulties, he’d turn against God. So God had granted Satan permission to test this out. First, Job’s animals, servants and children...