“Wisdom cries out in the street; she utters her voice in the public squares.” Proverbs 1:20

There are many ways to gain wisdom, one of which is to learn from the lives of people in the public squares.

We can learn from their triumphs, as a source for our inspiration. But especially we must  learn from their moral failures, so that we might not repeat the same mistakes.  Observe, listen and take to heart. The lessons are everywhere, very loud and clear.

In the days of increasing evil and wickedness, let us stay close to Christ and His word.  He is indeed the way, the truth and the life.

Prayer:  Lead us O Lord Jesus Christ, help us to walk always in the way of everlasting life. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

“Go into the village ahead of you, and right away you shall find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And If any man say anything to you, you shall say, The Lord needs them; and immediately he will send them.” Matthew 21:2-3

God will greatly use a person whose heart is fully surrendered to His will.

Blessed was the donkey which Christ used to ride into Jerusalem. But even more blessed was the donkey’s owner, whose heart was ready to be used by God. Because of this, he was able to contribute and be a part of a great event in Christ’s ministry.

Today, God is still looking for those “donkey’s owners”. Are we ready and willing, to offer up to God,  not just our material possessions but our lives and all? What a blessing it is when God uses us for His Kingdom.

Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for allowing us to participate in Your great work of salvation. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

“In the Lord I put my trust: How can you say to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?” Psalm 11:1.

It is wise to flee from the many dangerous situations in life, but it is faithlessness to retreat from the complete trust in the Lord Almighty God.

King David’s enemies were pursuing him and he was in danger of losing his life. The words “flee as a bird to your mountain” could be an advice from his friends or the taunting from his enemies. From whomever that might be, David had determined that he would not back down from trusting the Lord his God. He would not let fear defeat his faith.

There are times when we need to stand up for our faith and trust in God.  There will always be voices, whether external or internal,  from the Devil, from others or from ourselves, to tell us to flee for our safety rather than valiantly facing our “Goliaths”.  Let us stand up, and say as David did “In the Lord I put my trust: How can you say to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?”

Prayer: Lord God, we have settled our complete trust in You. Help us to face all our struggles in life with faith and courage. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

God said to Moses,”I AM WHO I AM.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “Exodus 3:13-15

“I AM” is the most profound and majestic name of God. It speaks of God’s self-existence before time, in time and beyond time. And the name “I AM WHO I AM”  also means that God is TRANSCENDENT and INCOMPARABLE. Nothing in this world can be compared to the Creator God who made it. His existence and nature belong to the unique category beyond anything in this Universe. God is God. No one can define who God is. On the contrary, He defines who we are.

Today, we have so much knowledge about God from His revelation, the Bible. Yet we still know very little about Him. Our finite minds cannot attain the complete knowledge of the infinite God. However, we can know and be very sure of this: He loved us and sent His One and Only Son Jesus Christ to die for us, so that by faith in Him we are saved. And that is more than enough for us to love and worship God!  Christ has demonstrated that God is not only the transcendent God but He is also the immanent God.

Moses was insecure about the difficult task which God told him to do: delivering his people out of slavery from the Pharaoh of Egypt. He needed the reassurance from God before embarking on this great and formidable task. And the only assurance that Moses needed was to know that the “I AM” had sent him and will be with him.

If God, the “I AM”  is sending you to do a task for Him today, then know that He will be with you to guide and strengthen you. You should not be afraid nor be discouraged. As you  go forward,  always remember that the “I AM” has sent you.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

“The one who received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Matthew 13:22.

The pursuit of riches diverts our time and energy and neutralizes our effectiveness for the Kingdom of Christ.

Many people are busy with the myriad of schemes to get rich. But the Lord Jesus said that they are being deceived. Christians will regret to find at the end of their lives, that they have wasted all their time with these illusionary dreams, while the work for the Kingdom was left undone.

Let us pray that we will not fall into the temptation of pursuing riches. Let us be content with having enough to live (Philippians 4:12) and pursue God instead of riches.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to seek first the Kingdom of God. Amen.

Noah Sanwyn ©2011

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