DEVOTION: A Cloud of Witnesses

Hebrews 12:1-3 Having “so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us” (1a) might seem an odd expression, but it was a statement intended to encourage. Because firstly, the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews intended his readers—a group of Christians facing...

DEVOTION: Surprises

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 If there’s one thing in life I don’t like, it’s surprises—events that occur from time to time, that have a tendency to disrupt life. Indeed, when life is going smoothly, and everything is under control, the kind of events that have a habit of...

DEVOTION: The Problem of Money

Mark 12:41-44 The availability (or lack of availability) of wealth, today, is a determining factor in how people live. It can be used to live a life of opulence, or it can limit people to a life of poverty. The same is also true of the church. It can free up the...

DEVOTION: The Wisdom of Solomon

1 Kings 3:16-28 We all make decisions—many decisions every day—some big, some small. Indeed, this morning we would have decided when to get out of bed, whether to have a wash or a shower, what we were going to have for breakfast, etc. etc. Decisions that many of us...

UPDATE: Exile and Restoration, etc.

Exile and Restoration Despite my plans to put Exile and Restoration aside while completing the A-Z of the Laws of Moses, I found an opportunity to review the manuscript. As a consequence, the volume (now minus my notes) is beginning to look more like the finished...

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