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Coveting

Coveting

We have this verse from Deuteronomy 5:21 MSG “No coveting your neighbor’s wife. And no lusting for his house, field, servant, maid, ox, or donkey either—absolutely nothing that belongs to your neighbor!”  Or to put this another way; Warning; “Do not covet more than what God has already given you.”

Philippians 4:11-14 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be… Continue reading

King Saul’s Downfall

King Saul’s Downfall

When you look at Israel’s first King, though he did some great things, there was one “Big Failing” that is one he never ever overcame, and this was his eventual “Downfall.”  King Saul always took the “Easy Path” and folded at the least sign of almost anything, as if almost scared of his own shadow, but at other times he was fearless, well that is until Goliath turned up and challenged him, instead of standing at the front of the Troops, or asking God what he should do, he was found way in the back, stuck… Continue reading

King Saul’s Downfall

King Saul’s Downfall

When you look at Israel’s first King, though he did some great things, there was one “Big Failing” that is one he never ever overcame, and this was his eventual “Downfall.”  King Saul always took the “Easy Path” and folded at the least sign of almost anything, as if almost scared of his own shadow, but at other times he was fearless, well that is until Goliath turned up and challenged him, instead of standing at the front of the Troops, or asking God what he should do, he was found way in the back, stuck… Continue reading

The Faith that Works

The Faith That Works

Quote; “Faith is not certainty of knowledge, it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. Faith is trusting in God–believing that He loves us, and knows what is for our very best good. Thus, instead of our own way, it leads us to choose His way. In place of our ignorance, it accepts His wisdom;… Continue reading

May Fly

May Fly

Let us look at this very interesting creature and see what we can learn from it.

Let us look at Wikipedia; “The lifespan of an adult mayfly is very short and varies depending on the species. The primary function of the adult is reproduction; the mouthparts won’t work, and the digestive system is filled with air.  The wings are membranous, with extensive venation, and are held upright like those of a butterfly. The hindwings are much smaller than the forewings, and may be vestigial or absent. The second segment of the… Continue reading

Linked to the Divine

Linked to the Divine

Quote; “The Saviour took upon Himself the infirmities of humanity, and lived a sinless life, that men might have no fear that because of the weakness of human nature they could not overcome.  “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4.   

“The prince of this world cometh,” said Jesus, “and hath nothing in me.” John 14:30. There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan’s sophistry.… Continue reading

The Monarch

The Monarch

 

An egg is laid on a very toxic plant called “Milk Weed” and shortly a greedy little caterpillar emerges and consumes so much of this toxic plant that it actually bursts out of its skin, and out comes an even bigger caterpillar, who again eats so much and grows so fast that again it splits its skin emerging bigger still, until after a few such cycles, it is now a full sized, chubby and round, a brightly stripped toxic caterpillar.

One day, the caterpillar stops eating, hangs itself upside down from a twig or leaf and spins… Continue reading

God Cares

God Cares

“The Lord tends me as a Shepherd, and I shall want for nothing.  In a place of green grass, there he has made me dwell: he has nourished me by the water of rest.  He has restored my soul: he has guided me into the paths of righteousness, for his name’s sake.  Yea, even if I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid of evils: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff, these have comforted me.  Thou hast prepared a table before me… Continue reading

Abandoned

Abandoned

Around the world, there are many of these places in existence, but this particular one is in remote outback Western Australia.  Far out in the Never Never, up a very long dusty dirt track, lies a disused Mine, and close by is the Town, well the Diner is still there, very dusty and no furniture, the sole Petrol Pump is still there, but time has stripped it of all but its core frame, the streets are all tar sealed, and laid out nicely, but most of the houses, businesses, Hotels, Holiday Park and such are all gone, dumped… Continue reading

New Year 2020

New Year

 

Here we are now, just a very few days out from the end of 2019 and the dawning of 2020 and a Brand New Year, one almost like none other ever in the history past.  How we got this far through 2019 from January just past so quickly is just a mystery and a blur, but here we are now, all of us standing at the very door as it were, doorstep in front of us ready to step over the threshold into 2020.  There are some very big plans afoot for this next year… Continue reading

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