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We seldom know ahead of time the full significance of what we do or don’t do in our work. The Bible simply says, ‘Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might’ (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV). Judaism, Christianity and Islam all trace their roots to Abraham—who was a...

We tend to focus on sins of commission—the wrong we do. But what about sins of omission—the good we fail to do? In Christ’s parables, when someone was condemned, it was often over a sin of omission. A man was put out of a wedding because he had no wedding garment (Matthew 22:12...

On May 3, 1943, air raid sirens sounded over London. People raced toward Bethnal Green Underground station, where more than 500 people had already taken refuge. In the next ten minutes, 1500 more would join them. A woman carrying a baby lost her footing on one of the 19 steps leading down from...

Three years earlier, God told Elijah to announce the coming of a severe drought. As a result, it was all people talked about. Then God told him to announce that rain was coming and they were to prepare for it. Understand this: unless you learn to attune your spiritual ear to what God is saying,...

Your eyes can deceive you! Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, dipped his coat in goat’s blood and told their father he’d been torn to pieces by a wild beast. As a result, the old man said, ‘…I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning’ (Genesis...

Deliver us from evil (Luke 11:4 KJV). The original Greek language reads, ‘Deliver us from the evil one,’ not from some abstract entity called evil. So, should we fear satan? No, but we must be alert to his strategies (1Peter 5:8-9 KJV). If we’re unaware and fail to put on the...

‘As we forgive our debtors’ (Matthew 6:12 NKJV). Forgiving others isn’t an option, it’s an obligation. Being forgiven depends on forgiving others. Young Robert Louis Stevenson’s family customarily prayed the Lord’s Prayer before dinner. One evening he left the...

The second part of the Lord’s Prayer addresses our everyday concerns: ‘Give us each day our daily bread’ (v. 3). Your Father is willing to meet your physical and financial needs. The word Jesus used here meant literal ‘food’. God is more concerned about the...

The words ‘Our Father’ remind us of God’s unconditional love. Ever looked into the eyes of a suffering child and wanted to make them well, but found you lacked the power?  who art in heaven” reminds us of God’s unlimited power to do what we can’t. ‘...

When you pray, ‘Our Father,’ you define every other relationship in your life: a) You define your relationship to the material world. Since God is your Father you’re not a stranger but an heir to the blessings of His universe (Psalms 24:1). But beware of the values of the world...