THE ATTITUDE BEHIND YOUR CURIOSITY

263/365 The tone, the pitch, the body language even the manner in which words are spoken can communicate two sets of meaning even with the same words. One has to look carefully then, not only at at the words themselves, but also everything about the way those words are used, else misinterpretation is inevitable. The... Continue Reading →

ENGAGE WITH YOUR MIND

249/365 Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. God is the great architect who... Continue Reading →

WHAT IS YOUR VALUATION?

208/365 WHAT IS YOUR VALUATION? Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself]. We don't have to pretend we are... Continue Reading →

ESTIMATING YOUR WORTH

184/365 ESTIMATING YOUR WORTH Matthew 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whenever we call a person's worth into question, it feels like we place them on trial. A trial where we seek to probe into their lives to solicit answers to questions such as: What is my worth?How... Continue Reading →

YOUR VALUE GIVES YOU A SEAT

169/365 YOUR VALUE GIVES YOU A SEAT Reference text: 2 Kings 24:8-17 "People who are valuable will always appear to have the upper hand". This sounds harsh, but indeed it is a harsh truth that should be understood and paid attention to. I always remember verbatim these words in a message I listened to: 'the... Continue Reading →

BE FLEXIBLE, YET UNCOMPROMISING

122/365 BE FLEXIBLE, YET UNCOMPROMISING John 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Jesus could have chosen not to say the things he said to his followers. He could have found alternative niceties, even 'sweet nonsense' to keep the crowd hooked. But here He was instead... Continue Reading →

A QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE

106/365 A QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE John 20:13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him. In a short space of time, Mary is asked the same question twice consecutively. The question was 'woman, why... Continue Reading →

EVERY SEARCH PROVIDES AN ANSWER

66/365 EVERY SEARCH PROVIDES AN ANSWER The word of God always makes for an amazing read. So today let's do a bit of a dissection on Matthew 7:8 We might find it interesting that there is no object at end of the three action verbs 'ask, seek and knock'. Rather we get open endings: 'For... Continue Reading →

BECAUSE OF WHO HOLDS TOMORROW

54/365 BECAUSE OF WHO HOLDS TOMORROW James 4:14 What do you know about tomorrow? How can you be so sure about your life? It is nothing more than mist that appears for only a little while before it disappears The words 'see you tomorrow' or I'll do that tomorrow express our firm certainty about tomorrow.... Continue Reading →

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