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Who Is My Neighbor?

“And who is my neighbor?”  That was the question posed to our Lord Jesus Christ by an expert in the law.  His intention was to test the Lord.  We all know the answer the Lord gave him, the story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-37).  It was not a simple answer, but it is an answer that should cause us to think. It is an answer that should cause us to think about who we have made our neighbor.…

Inclusive Love

If we must understand God’s injunction to us about loving each other, then we must understand the various kinds of love that are out there and understand what love we must express to each other and our neighbors.  The word love is so overused in the society that it may have watered down its importance.  It is so easy to hear people just mouth the word at every instance, without thinking about the implications.  It turns out that the concept…

Greater Love

Welcome to the year 2021.  Let us make this year all about “Greater Love”.  Last year we were all looking for perfection in our circumstances, the sovereign Lord changed it to perfection in our relationship with Him. What happened in 2020 is the kind of stuff that moves people to seek God.  I trust that many who have genuinely sought God in this past year had found Him.  My prayer is that every relationship with God, no matter how shaky…

Blessings In Disguise

I have continued to reflect on the extreme strange circumstances that we have all had to face this year. I said strange, because for those of us in this age, it is quite strange.  But it was not quite strange for those who lived through the flu pandemic.  However, because they lived through that age, and the strange circumstances they experienced that time, we in this age are able to relatively live with the flu almost as a routine disease. …

“’Tis The Season To Be Jolly!”

Christmas is here again and anywhere you turn the Christmas songs will be blaring once again.  My favorite of course is “’Tis the season to be jolly!”.  I love this song because it often describes my feelings at Christmas.  Every Christmas my joy index has this time-tested tradition of going through the roof.  It did not just start; it has always been so for me and I am guessing I am not alone.  All one needs to do is look…

Accepting The Unacceptable

How does one accept something that is already regarded as unacceptable?  Ironically there are several things that happen in our life that are unacceptable.  Yet, many times we do not have any choice but to accept them even when they are deemed unacceptable.  Accepting the unacceptable is about accepting things that we have no power to change.  Refusing to accept them is a sure pathway to losing our peace.  We battle serious illnesses, and we find it difficult to accept…

Living By The Word

This Covid-19 pandemic has acted to expose many government officials who never live according to the rules they themselves make.  The news media has been inundated this week with news of many leaders who ask people to stay home due to the Covid-19 but who themselves never follow the rules.  It is a common malady that people like “the do as I say” but not the “do as I do” kind of life.  Christians do not have this luxury because…

Only The Living Shall Worship The Lord

Happy Thanksgiving to you all my brothers and sisters in the Lord.  As I often say, each time I think deep, I always end up feeling that my tank is full of God’s blessings and therefore have no other recourse but to be thankful.  I trust that especially in this year 2020, where many people have personally felt its ups and downs, you feel the need to be thankful.  It has been a very long year, although the Lord has…

Majoring In The Minors

How we approach our Christian journey ultimately depends on what we think really counts in matters of faith.  There is no doubt that very often we get it completely wrong and therefore approach our faith based on a wrong premise.  All of these are factors in how we worship God, and maybe even have their place in the outcomes of our worship.  The problem is that many of us have become experts in majoring in the minors.  We tend to…

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord

If there was ever a year in which it is difficult to praise God, it must be the year 2020, with all its attendant issues. However, praising God is something that God wishes us to do, and to do as naturally as we breathe. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” – (Psalms 150:6). So, it is a great day to praise the Lord. Why? Because we still have breath to praise and glorify the most-high God. Only the…

Still On His Promises

As we continue to talk about God’s promises and how He fulfills them, we must also pay attention to some promises that require some action from us.  Those promises usually hinge on God’s desire for us to have a relationship with Him.  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door…

Living As God’s Masterpiece

In my last piece, I drew attention to God’s truth, that we are His Masterpiece.  How do we become God’s Masterpiece?  We become His Masterpiece when He creates us anew in Christ Jesus.  So, the moment we accept Jesus Christ into our lives we become God’s Masterpiece, well, presumably.  The truth however is that becoming God’s masterpiece is one thing, continuing to live as God’s masterpiece is another.  The idea is that once we find Jesus Christ, we are no…