Neels Labuschagne on 01/07/2017
Wat sal ons dan sê? Sal ons in die sonde bly, dat die genade meer kan word? Nee, stellig nie! Ons wat die sonde afgesterf het, hoe kan ons nog daarin lewe? Of weet julle nie dat ons almal wat in Christus Jesus gedoop is, in sy dood gedoop is nie? Ons is dus saam met Hom begrawe deur die doop in die dood, sodat net soos Christus uit die dode opgewek is deur die heerlikheid van die Vader, ons ook so in ‘n nuwe lewe kan wandel. Want as ons met Hom saamgegroei het deur die gelykvormigheid aan sy dood, sal ons dit tog ook wees deur dié aan sy opstanding (Rom 6:1-5 AOV).
Throughout the ages, Christians rarely differed from one another when it came to the greatness and mightiness of GOD our FATHER.
This is a subject we have all faced at one point or another. Those of you who encounter traffic on your daily commute and share the road with badly behaved drivers may have reached this point a little more often than most. In life, getting angry at things which are in and out of our control is a given. The way that we react when we are in these situations, however, can be controlled through the choices we make.
The LORD recently led me to a very well-known scripture, where I read something that I had never read before: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, (52) and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (53) and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many (Matt 27:50-53 NKJV).
Ons is almal bekend met die woord liefde, maar verstaan ons liefde? Ken ons liefde? Lewe ons ware liefde?
Many of us grew up in a very religious environment. We were always at church – if it wasn’t a Friday night youth service it was more than likely a morning and evening session on a Sunday, maybe even a Bible study group or two during the week.
When we read the story of Solomon, it is interesting to see that David’s desire for Solomon was for him to enjoy wisdom and understanding (1 Chron 22:12). David, being a king and a man after GOD’s own heart, understood that the best thing to offer your child (or a Child of GOD) is GOD’s wisdom and understanding.
In order to understand we need to listen more – instead of pondering our own reply whilst pretending to listen. Understanding what is said or spoken by someone is what is truly important. This is where the confusion comes in – people disagreeing on things they did not hear (understand) correctly.
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation (Heb 9:27-28 NKJV).