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Simple ways to provoke gladness

Recent scientific research into the workings of the human brain has given us a deeper understanding about why some behaviour patterns diminish stress and inspire gladness. Of course, the Creator, having built these means of gladness into the biology, physics … Continue reading

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God’s strenuous efforts to track down genuine worshippers

Most Christians will be familiar with the Bible text: ‘The Father is looking for those who will worship him . . . in spirit and in truth’ (John 4:23b-24, New Living Translation throughout this study). But how rarely does anyone … Continue reading

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Enjoying God – Study 4

Enjoying God Study 4: Enjoy God with all that you are ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind’ (Luke 10:27, New Living Translation, unless otherwise stated). … Continue reading

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Enjoying God – Study 3

Study 3: How to share beneficially in God’s own enjoyment Psalm 37:4 encourages the reader to enjoy God: ‘Take delight in the Lord and he will give you your heart’s desires’ (New Living Translation, unless otherwise indicated). The casual reader … Continue reading

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Enjoying God – Study 2

Study 2: The overflow of God’s enjoyment Let’s take a further look at ‘the river of [God’s] delights’ (Psalm 36:8, Hebrew text). Earthly Jerusalem is unique among the capital cities of this world; unlike most of the others it does … Continue reading

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Enjoying God – Study 1

Study 1: God always thoroughly enjoys himself! In Psalms 36:0 and 37:0 can be found clues to God’s constant enjoyment, and how his human creatures can share in God’s own overflowing joy. Referring to the Creator’s care for ‘man and … Continue reading

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Study 3 – Musings in Solomon’s Song of Songs

Study 3 – Introduction The beginning lines of any Bible book should not be read casually or the reader might fail to perceive some hints of the author’s divinely inspired purpose in writing it. By way of illustration I will … Continue reading

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Study 2 – Musings in Solomon’s Song of Songs

Study 2 – Let’s join the Lord’s Fox Hunt ‘[Let us] catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyards of love, for the grapevines are blossoming’ (Song Song of Solomon 2:15). This verse challenges us to … Continue reading

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Study 1 – Musings in Solomon’s Song of Songs

Study 1 – The format of the book A spiritual health warning is in order. If you are predominantly left-brained, as I am, you tend to approach any subject logically. Since Solomon’s Song is poetic we must take care not … Continue reading

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