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Did God have an eternal plan of redemption?

When I was at university and had an assignment to do with my fellow students, we always started planning our tasks, because drawing up a ‘plan’ reflects...

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Naomi

What can we learn from the life of Naomi?

Historical background Naomi was an Israelite woman living in Israel “in the days when the judges ruled”. That is the period roughly between 1300 and 1050 BC (see timeline), when the Israelites already lived in the land...

How can I raise my children up in Christ?

As parents, we want the best for our children. And as Christians, we know that ‘the best’ is eternal joyful life with God. But how can we raise our children so that they will become mature Christians and devote their...

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Keeping your heart

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) In many cultures, the heart has a special symbolic meaning. It is for example seen as the source of our emotions (think of love...

Always remember God’s salvation work

“It shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.” (Exodus 13:9) We tend to...

Saved by the blood

‘The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.’ (Exodus 12:13) The final...

God’s name is a reminder

“Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians…’” (Exodus 6:6) Moses has expressed his despair about the situation in Egypt. Pharaoh...

Praising God for his salvation

‘And the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.’ (Exodus 4:31) Moses has told the Israelites...

God foreknows

“But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand. So I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all the wonders that I will do in it; after that he will let you go.” (Exodus...

Moses doesn’t want to be God’s servant

“Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” (Exodus 4:13) God has called Moses personally, but Moses doesn’t want to fulfill the task God gives him. First, he says he’s not capable. Second, he wants to know in more detail...

God hears

“Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning” (Exodus 2:23-24) The Israelites find themselves in a horrible situation of slavery and genocide. They can’t change their circumstances...

Use your gifts

“I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.” (1 Corinthians 14:18) We humbly thank God for spiritual gifts without overemphasizing them. The false of false modesty is that it can lead to you...

Spiritual gifts

“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7) Spiritual gifts should not build our ego but our church. The work of the Holy Spirit in us is partly focused on...

Laying down your old life

“All were baptized into Moses… in the sea.” (1 Corinthians 10:2) Baptism without obedience makes you wet, but not a Christian. The Israelites had all seen God’s mighty deeds when he split the sea...

Love builds up

“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1) All our qualities only become a blessing to others through love. You have no value in knowledge if you only use it for yourself. You do not...