Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalms 23:6 NIVUK Psalm 23 is familiar to most people, believers or not. The view of God as a shepherd is an image which Jesus repeats and expands upon… Continue reading Daily Verse – In the House!
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIVUK Ordinarily I try to only refer to the words in the chosen verse, but today I need to add a little context. The 'all these things' mentioned in the second half of the… Continue reading Daily Verse – First, Last, Everything.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalms 34:8 NIVUK One of the greatest first lines in a novel is reputed to be in George Orwell's 1984 - 'The clocks struck Thirteen'. Our verse today may not be the beginning of the chapter but this… Continue reading Daily Verse – Taste and See.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIVUK Action and Timing. The secret sauce for many things. Our society definitely has an action-based mantra. Production is easier in many respects than it has ever been, even within the creative sector. Keep striving and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Under to be Up!
It is a common catchphrase - which came first, the chicken or the egg? - which appears to have a simple answer, either way, until you come to justify it. Apparently, it was Plutarch which first posed the question in the 1st Century AD, addressing the problems of origin and first cause. Aristotle, writing four… Continue reading The ‘Chicken and the Egg’ Guide for Creatives?
no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 NIVUK This verse starts with danger and a promise - no weapon! The Hebrew word for… Continue reading Daily Verse – No Weapon.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIVUK In this verse the Apostle Paul is teaching, and reminding, believers that our world and lives are more… Continue reading Daily Verse – Struggle.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8 NIVUK The wording of this verse is interesting. We have 'everyone' who asks, but then 'the one' who seeks, and 'the one' who knocks. The Gospel writer Matthew appears to be drawing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Receive, Find, Open.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 NIVUK We are given everything we need . . . let's stop right here and start on the shopping list of all our wants and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Every Thing