When we are hungry, angry, lonely, tired or any combination of the four, our actions, reactions, and choices can be coloured by how we are feeling.
I have used three different Bible translations for my ‘daily’ reading (well, ‘reading most days’!) over the years. However, in retrospect I’m not sure that it is such a wise idea to change translations – I started off reading the NIV, then after about five years changed to the NKJV because it was more literal […]
On a grey and wet Wednesday in August I found the direction I needed in my search for some meaning in life. The book had a yellow cover and after an hour of reading my entire worldview was being turned on it’s head.
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. (Psalm 119:16-18 ESV) The Bible feels like my lifeline as a Christian. It is. I pray for […]
Andy Naselli discusses The Importance of Dignified Translations of the Bible. Personally I prefer the coarser, more literal renderings that pack a punch. This is where occasionally reading a different translation or paraphrase can open my eyes to the meaning of verses I have read often but missed the real impact of. (For the more […]
Getting a spiritually flabby heart into shape is every bit as hard as getting flabby flesh active again.
Whenever a mature Christian comments on how they could have better use their time, it is worth paying attention. Especially if that Christian is still known as a faithful servant of Jesus 200 years after he died. So take note of what John Newton wrote about his own reading habits: Alas, how much time have […]
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 This morning I was reading Isaiah 50:10-11, in which the Messiah sustains the weary with the words of his mouth. Those who listen and […]