Only When

Luke 5:5-6 (NKJV) But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. Now Simon a veteran fisherman had just returned…

Choose to Remember

Psalm 106:7 (NKJV) – Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, but rebelled by the sea—the Red Sea. The psalmist in the above verse is confessing the sin of the entire Israelite nation. The Lord had brought His people out of Egypt with many…

Abandoned and Confident

Micah 7:7-9 (NIV) But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear me.Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads…

Plow and Prepare

This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Break up your unploughed ground and do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, circumcise your hearts. Jeremiah 4:3-4a God is calling His people to repent. Fallow ground is uncultivated farmland. Land that was ploughed before but now has…

Beyond the Questions

“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’? Isaiah 45:9 Israel’s deliverance is coming but from unexpected sources. This chapter begins with the…