Amos was a herdsman, looking after sheep.

Learning From God's Word


These thoughts are based on Amos 7:14.

Amos was a herdsman,
Looking after sheep.
Do we catch a glimpse of Someone else,
the Shepherd of our souls?
Jesus is there, just behind the scenes.
He loves us with the best love –
It’s better than all the rest.

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How are we to keep on going – when the going gets tough?

2 Kings 18:1-37 Lord, we give up so easily. We start well – then, we lose our way. we don’t stick at it.  How are we to keep on going – when the going gets tough? You keep on going – when we feel like giving up. Keep us by Your power (1 Peter 1:5). …

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It won’t be long.

Learning From God's Word

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

May God teach us to live our life in the light of eternity.

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him — 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).

“We will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18).

Here, on earth, our life is full of highs and lows, happy times and sad times. May the Lord help us to look above all these things – and catch a glimpse of the eternal glory he is preparing for us. In an attitude of gratitude, let us live our life to please him and give glory to him.

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Livid – and loved

Learning From God's Word

When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus he was livid. He was furious. He was in a rage. He was “breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples” (Acts 9:1). He was pursuing the Lord’s disciples – with murder on his mind!

This, however, was not the full story. Saul was loved. He wasn’t only the pursuer. He was the pursued. He was being pursued by love, pursued by the love of God, pursued by the God of love.

Soon, his life would be turned around – completely.

“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him,‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ 5‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’he replied.6‘Now get up and go into…

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Larger than life

Learning From God's Word

“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you” (Psalm 63:3).

What a great blessing it is to be alive!

How much greater it is to know that we are loved by the Lord!

The meaning, purpose and direction of our life on earth becomes clearer to us, when we see our life in the light of the bigger picture – we are loved by the Lord.

We can be glad that we’re alive without really understanding what our life on earth is all about.

How much greater is our joy when we’re learning to look beyond our life on earth and catch a glimpse of the God, who is larger than our life on earth – the God of our eternal salvation.

The true and lasting joy of life comes to us when we know that we’re not alone in this world. The Lord is with us…

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The pathway to holiness: ‘By grace you have been saved through faith… for good works.’

Leviticus 20:1-27 -  The life of holiness is not an expression of our own moral virtue.  It is an expression of the holy character of God being reproduced in us: ‘I am the Lord who sanctify you’ (8).  God wants us for Himself – This is why we must not live the world’s way: ‘I …

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Giving Ourselves to the Lord

Deuteronomy 14:22-15:23 -  ‘Tithing’ (Giving the tenth to God) emerges out of holiness: ‘You are a people holy to the Lord your God… You shall tithe’ (14:21-22). It is more than giving things to God. It is giving ourselves to Him. It also involves caring for others (7-11; Isaiah 58:6-7). We have been ‘earmarked’ as …

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