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“He mocks proud mockers and gives grace to the humble” Proverbs 4:34 Comment God hates pride and loves humility. In today’s world humility is likened to being weak. The trouble with pride is that it makes ‘me’ the centre of my life. Humility is part of the character of God, God wants us to be humble and it’s even the...

Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tender hearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will...

‘Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.  Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die and there I will be buried.’  Ruth 1:16,17 Comment Although Ruth’s promise is not made to her husband but her mother-in-law, I imagine she repeated similar words to Boaz –...

Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.  Proverbs 18:15 MES Comment Whether you have been married one or fifty-one years are you still teachable? My wife and I have been married for the 51 years and have done many marriage weekends, courses and other marriage events but still each time we find new things that...

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 NIV Comment E-numbers are substances added to food to enhance flavour, for example. These additives are supposedly not harmful to health – but in relationships, E-numbers can be destructive. I’m talking about Expectations. For example, I may EXPECT my spouse...

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. James 3:9 & 10 Comment It’s so good to worship praising our heavenly Father, extolling his many virtues and thanking...

Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the LORD. Jeremiah 23v 24 Comment: The news story of the moment is about secret bank accounts and possible tax evasion. Journalists are like a disturbed hornets’ nest. “Woe betide” those they can expose! As couples we are committed to healthy...

Scripture: …those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth. They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals. But the king will rejoice in God. All who swear to tell the truth will praise him, while liars will be silenced. Psalm 63: 9-11 (NLT) Comment: GULP!...

Scripture: Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. Psalm 63:7, 8 (NLT) Comment: One of the things that first attracted me to my husband was his strength, both physical and mental. He says that he liked my strong personality! We’ve been...

Scripture: I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalm 63:6 (NLT) Comment: Do you ever lie awake at night? Sometimes we can both find ourselves tossing and turning. Sometimes, it’s just me that is trying desperately to get to sleep and yet my mind is struggling to settle. I try lying in different positions. Again...