All obey

A good prayer, if one understands the truth of the gospel:

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Prayer

Justice assured

  1. Justice is only assured when there is an all-powerful and eternal God who at some determined moment, chosen in his wisdom, is able to take on evildoers past and present.

  2. For some “speaking in tongues” is the essential Christian experience. But the gospels do not record that Jesus did it.

  3. If the coronavirus is as bad as they say, borders ought to be closed now. But nobody really knows, do they?

  4. Obadiah ends this way: “And the Lord himself will be king!” Jesus fulfilled this prophecy.

  5. The prophet echoes the principle of retribution, or reciprocity: “As you have done to Israel, so it will be done to you” Obadiah 15.

  6. An original verse: Where’s food and drink for famished souls? / God’s table is chocked with abundant bowls.

  7. A Bible verse: “Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless others because you were called to inherit a blessing” 1 Peter 3.9.

Free Bibles

  1. We’re distributing some free Bibles, in Portuguese, of course, to contacts and interested folk. We received just over 100 free, and are giving them out.

  2. Am putting, and encouraging the brethren to put, our website domain for outsiders in the front of the Bible:

  3. Today makes 41 years since she said yes. I’m afraid to ask her if she’s changed her mind.

  4. Yup, I asked her to marry me on Valentine’s Day. Aren’t I the romantic one?

  5. We ate out tonight (before Paulo came to study at 9:30 pm), sent a pic to kids of restaurant and food, to make them envious. Joel and Leila have been there before.

  6. An original verse: God uses all for good — even what’s evil — / And brings us peace and calm in each upheaval.

  7. A Bible verse: “A thoroughfare will be there – it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it; it is reserved for those authorized to use it – fools will not stray into it” Isaiah 35.8.