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At the heart of London are two cities: The City of London and the City of Westminster.  The heart of our nation is in political chaos, and whe

Our title might be intimidating for some, provocative for others, and because we think we are such an enlightened generation, it will perhaps be in

In this modern world with all its technological advantages and rise in knowledge, children are at the greatest disadvantage.

“Your word is truth” (John 17:17)

The Hebrew word, ‘birthright’ (bᵉḵôrâh) designates the legal right of the firstborn son of the family to a double portion of what each chi

Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me.

During a stay in Israel we visited one of the Emmaus sites.  It was amazing to stand among the ruins there and to imagine the long walk the tw

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

Jeremiah was speaking about the source of Judah’s problem…Judah’s heart.  We might consider today why in the world has mankind taken a course to self-destruction?  Man’s wisdom is man’s folly.  While we might puzzle over the decisions world leaders are taking, and the direction they are leading the nations along, God informs Jeremiah that He alone understands the human heart.  He alone has the ability to search the heart and test the mind.  He knows our innermost thoughts and motives.  The things that are hidden from others are not hidden from God; He sees right through us.  God doesn’t try to cure the people’s hearts; He is in the removal business.  He removes their heart of stone, and He gives them a new heart and puts a new spirit within them (Ezekiel 36:26-27; 11:19).

Jeremiah went on to contrast the foolishness of trusting in wealth or human wisdom with the wisdom of trusting in the Lord.  It is a message for today!

I was fascinated by candyfloss as a child, watching how it mysteriously built up on a stick.  It appeared to come from thin air.  And the

(First published in Pointers Magazine June 2003)

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