Passion & Purity in Worship

We often talk about PASSION in worship – well, it is great to have that, for without passion, our worship would be merely mechanical and utterly cold. I don’t think cold, mechanical worship would please God one bit. While we note the critical importance of passionate worship, let’s not forget PURITY in worship. The psalmist…

His Divine Favour and Help

The LORD’s divine favour and help are ours wherever we go, not just because you and I call ourselves Christians but because we are always mindful of God and the people around us – always dedicating ourselves to Him, offering what He has given us back to His work and promoting justice and righteous amongst…

Comfortable Christianity

We live in an age of comfortable Christianity. Delirious (Christian band) calls it Kingdom of Comfort and their song of the same title says: Save me, save meFrom the kingdom of comfort where I am kingFrom my unhealthy lust of material thingsI built myself a happy homeIn my palace on my ownMy castle falling in…

Worship – Never An End in Itself

Our worship should be followed by ministry and mission. In 1Chron.16:1-4, we see King David OFFERING burnt offerings and peace offerings to God (v.1) – an act of worship to the Lord. After the worship, David BLESSED God’s people in the name of the Lord (v.2). He then went on to DISTRIBUTE food to everyone…

Don’t Let Success Get Into Your Head!

Don’t let success get into your head! That’s what people have often said because it is very easy to gain confidence and courage from our success and subsequently allow confidence to become pride which easily leads us to reckless speech and behaviour that displease and dishonour God. It is a dangerous path to take! On…

Learned But Unwise?

We may be well-versed in the Bible as a result of diligent study but if we do not observe God’s Word in daily living and obey it, we are nothing and the Lord will not bless us. Three times we are told in Ez.7 that the hand of the Lord was upon Ezra – v.6,…

Study – Obey – Teach

You want God’s blessings? First, host His presence (see my post just before this one). Second, be like Ezra! We are told in Ez.7:6 that the non-Christian Persian king granted Ezra everything he asked because the hand of the Lord was on him. In verse 9 of the same chapter, we are told that Ezra…