“the wells of Salvation” [Isaiah 12:3]

"the wells of Salvation". Isaiah pictured it, the Gospel writers describe it and the Book of Acts gives us instances of sinners drawing from them. Many have been doing so ever since. The prophet described those drawing water from these wells as doing so with joy. And what joy can equal that experienced when the ... Read more

“How many loaves do you have? ” [Mark 8:5(NIV)]

"How many loaves do you have? ". With this question, Jesus turns the whole perspective on the situation around. Instead of looking at what they hadn't got, as the disciples were doing, Jesus looks at what they have got. Jesus hadn't actually asked the disciples to provide the bread. He'd simply shared his concern for ... Read more

“Ill-gotten treasures are of no value” [Proverbs 10:2(NIV)]

"Ill-gotten treasures are of no value". It is not what value your treasure is on the open market, but how you acquired it. This may be something that only you and God know. Because of the importance attached to how we acquire what we have, the proverb goes on to say that righteousness delivers from ... Read more

“Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient” [John 6:7]

"Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient". No! Neither is two hundred thousand pennyworth, nor all the bread from all the bakeries in the land enough, if mankind is to be truly fed! For, man shall not live by bread alone. But give these people Jesus and all their needs will soon be met. ... Read more

“and I will bless you” [Genesis 12:2(NIV)]

"and I will bless you". The Lord promised Abram that if he would leave his country, his people and his father's household and go to the land of which the Lord would show him, the Lord would bless Him. Abram obeyed and became the father of all who exercise this faith and obedience. The Israelites ... Read more