Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (March 23)

Today we start reading “the proverbs of Solomon” (Proverbs 1:1) and a key verse is “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (verse 7). An awe of God is the beginning and foundation of wise thinking. The plea of Solomon is, “Hear my son, your father’s instruction,… Read More Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28) We are reading the dramatic story of Esther. When I was young, around sixty years ago – and a member of the large Melbourne Youth Group – we put on an elaborate presentation of Esther and I played the part of Mordecai. It is the sort… Read More Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

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Pray that we will make the time to listen: listen to God and listen to each other

We noted earlier that prayer isn’t just about giving God our wish list, it isn’t just about asking for things, no matter how important those things are to us (daily bread, for example). It’s also about giving him thanks and praise, as we did last month. Mother Teresa said: “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is… Read More Pray that we will make the time to listen: listen to God and listen to each other

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