Never Be Part Of A Clique [an exclusive group]

‘You are all one in Christ Jesus.’ Galatians 3:28 NKJV In order to have a clique, you must exclude certain people. And to feel excluded hurts deeply. David experienced it: ‘The one who shared my food, has turned against me.’ (Psalm 41:9 NLT) Cliques are made up of...

Healthy Compromise

‘Seek peace and pursue it.’ 1 Peter 3:11 NKJV Read these Scriptures: ‘Pursue peace with all people.’ (Hebrews 12:14 NKJV) ‘The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield… the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who...

Eight Principles To Live By

'Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity.' Proverbs 21:5 NLT People who set goals accomplish much more than people of equal education and ability who don't. With that in mind, build these eight principles into your life. (1) Decide what you want. But first...

Your Stage And Your Standing

‘I am writing to you, dear children.’ 1 John 2:12 NIV John says, ‘I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name. ’ (1 John 2:12 NIV) When you’re born again, the only thing you know is that your sins are forgiven and...

Communicate With Your Mate

‘I pray that your love will keep on growing and you will fully know and understand.’ Philippians 1:9 CEV Ever notice when you’re dating somebody, you can talk effortlessly for hours, but if you have been married awhile, unless you work at it, conversation can become...

Building Good Relationships

‘Not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of the others.’ Philippians 2:4 NIV ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the...

Night-Time Experiences (2)

‘Before you were born, I chose you to speak for Me to the nations.’ Jeremiah 1:5 CEV When God blesses you, get ready for the complainers who think He should have blessed them instead—or at least as much as you. When a dispute arose about the position of the high...

Night-Time Experiences (1)

‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NKJV The earth is continually revolving, which means when it’s light in Vanuatu, it’s dark in the UK. While one person is experiencing midnight, another is rejoicing because daybreak has...

Use Your God-Given Gift

‘Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you.’ 2 Timothy 1:6 NIV Other people may not think you’re important, but God does. And His opinion is the one that counts most. Remember David? Before he became king, he had to overcome two obstacles. The first obstacle was...

George Müller’s Thoughts On Meditation

‘I will delight myself in Your commandments.’ Psalm 119:47 NKJV George Müller was a man of great faith. He rescued thousands of homeless children in England. Sometimes when they gathered at the table for supper there was nothing to eat, so he would pray and thank God...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

Don’t give up on your Saul

‘Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for…Saul, for he is praying.’ Acts  9:11 NIV Has everyone else written off your Saul? ‘He is too far gone.’ ‘He is too hard, too addicted, too old, too cold.’ Joseph believed one day he would be reunited with the...

Jangan menyerah pada Saulus Anda

‘Pergilah ke jalan yang bernama Jalan Lurus, dan carilah di rumah Yudas seorang dari Tarsus yang bernama Saulus. Ia sekarang berdoa.’ Kisah Para Rasul 9:11 Apakah semua orang telah menghapus Saulus Anda? ‘Dia terlalu jauh.’ ‘Dia terlalu keras, terlalu kecanduan,...

Harus peduli kepada yang membutuhkan (3)

‘Berbahagialah orang yang memperhatikan orang lemah!’ Mazmur 41:2  Pada Oktober 2022, Forbes menyatakan ada 2.668 milliarder di dunia. Sungguh luar biasa untuk berpikir bahwa satu individu, apalagi 2.668 individu, dapat bernilai miliaran dolar, namun ada miliaran...

You must care for the needy (3)

‘Blessed is he who considers the poor;’ Psalm 4 1:1 NKJV In October 2022, Forbes stated there were 2,668 billionaires in the world. It’s incredible to think that one individual, let alone 2,668 individuals, can be worth billions of dollars, and yet there are billions...

You must care for the needy (2)

‘He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well.’ Jeremiah 2 2:16 NIV When he was a theology student, Jim Wallis and some of his classmates took scissors to the Bible and cut out every verse about poverty, wealth, justice, or oppression. And would...

Harus peduli kepada yang membutuhkan (2)

‘Serta mengadili perkara orang sengsara dan orang miskin dengan adil. Bukankah itu namanya mengenal Aku? demikianlah firman TUHAN.’ Yeremia 22:16  Ketika menjadi mahasiswa teologi, Jim Wallis dan beberapa teman sekelasnya membawa gunting dan memotong setiap ayat...

You must care for the needy (1)

‘Their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.’ Acts  6:1 NIV Since the government didn’t care for widows and orphans back in New Testament times, the church took on that responsibility. Unfortunately, bias raised its ugly head, and Jewish...

Harus peduli kepada yang membutuhkan (1)

‘Pembagian kepada janda-janda mereka diabaikan dalam pelayanan sehari-hari.’ Kisah Para Rasul 6:1 Karena pemerintah tidak mempedulikan para janda dan yatim piatu pada zaman Perjanjian Baru, gereja mengambil tanggung jawab itu. Sayangnya, ada diskriminasi, para janda...

You’re a reflector

‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,’ 2 Corinthians  3:18 NKJV As the old saying goes, ‘You become like the company you keep.’ Paul explains it this way: ‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of...

Anda seorang reflektor

‘Dan kita semua mencerminkan kemuliaan Tuhan dengan muka yang tidak berselubung. Dan karena kemuliaan itu datangnya dari Tuhan yang adalah Roh, maka kita diubah menjadi serupa dengan gambar-Nya, dalam kemuliaan yang semakin besar.’ 2 Korintus 3:18  Seperti kata...