Bible Reflection (Page 4)

Bible Reflection (Page 4)

Worshipping the King

Matthew 2:1-12 contains the story of the wise men who travelled a great distance to worship the the Lord Jesus Christ. This grand occasion took place soon after the amazing event of the birth of Christ. In this post I would like to consider the events that transpired and the lessons that can be learned. The Events Prior to all this happening, Joseph and Mary had travelled…

The Value of Varied Prayer

It is the clear teaching of Scripture that we are to give ourselves to consistent prayer (1 Sam. 12:23; Col. 4:2; 1 Thess. 5:17; James 1:5; 1 Pet. 5:7). However, at times we can find it hard as we may  struggle with how we ought to pray. The manner of prayer is a struggle for many, but it ought not to prevent us from praying! We must not be under the impression that there…

Jesus Christ: The All-Seeing Saviour

Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God (John 1:1; 8:58). He is supreme above all creation because “without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3) and spiritual life is found exclusively in Him (cf. John 14:6). Despite the clear testimony of Scripture concerning who Jesus Christ is, sadly many people serve the seeker-sensitive…

Getting the Gospel Right

Getting the gospel right is critical.  The word “gospel” comes from the Greek word euangelion, which literally means “good news”. It is good news because it contains the message of God’s salvation to sinful man. It contains the declaration of deliverance from sin. If we are going to get the gospel right, it is essential that we understand the…

The Writing is on the Wall

Daniel 5 provides us with a lesson concerning the judgment of God and it foreshadows God’s coming judgment on “Babylon the Great” (Rev. 17-18). This chapter can be divided into two sections, Belshazzar’s feast (Dan. 5:1-12) and Belshazzar’s fall (Dan. 5:13-31). Belshazzar’s Feast 5:1-12 Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of…

How the Mighty Have Fallen! – Daniel 4

Both Peter and James warn us, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6; 1 Pet. 5:5). Pride is an ugly and consuming sin that God hates (Prov. 6:16-17; 16:5). Pride comes from the heart (Mark 7:21-23) and leads to contention (Prov. 13:10; 28:25) and callousness (Dan. 5:20). The final outcome of this sin is dishonour (Prov. 11:2), debasement (Prov.…

The Fiery Furnace – Daniel 3

  The Apostle Peter said to his readers, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Pet. 4:12-13). In Daniel 3, we learn about a literal “fiery…

The Rock of Ages – Daniel 2

In this post we are going to learn about God’s plan for the ages, which will culminate with the eternal Kingdom of Christ. This chapter (Daniel 2) gives the account of Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream. By God’s help Daniel provides the meaning and is promoted to a position of high authority in Babylon. This chapter reminds us that God is in control and His kingdom alone…