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I love nature - and is even in-love with its Creator. I adore the life I share with Him and all the friends and family sharing it with me.

Lewe en dinge

Net wanneer jy begin dink dat die lewe nie rowwer of moeiliker kan word nie dan is daar ‘n paar gebeure wat jou heeltemal onderstebo vee. Dit was vir my in die vorm van finansies, verhoudings, werksomstandighede en studies.

Ons kan so maklik ons vertrou in mense en finansies plaas. Dit het my laat dink aan die Bybel wat sê dat ons nie moet vertrou op besittings, perde en struidwaens, mense wat jy ken en ook nie op jou kennis en verstand nie, maar slegs in die God wat alles gemaak het.

Jy moet met jou hele hart glo dat God jou altyd sal help, jy moenie dink dat jy self weet wat om te doen nie. Jy moet vir God vra om jou te lei in alles wat jy doen, dan sal Hy jou altyd lei. Jy moenie dink jy het die wysheid nie, jy moet die Here dien en jy moenie verkeerd doen nie. Dan sal jy heeltemal gesond bly en jy sal elke dag nuwe krag kry (Spreuke 3:5‭-‬8 ABA).

Party mense dink oorlogkarre help hulle om te wen, ander mense dink perde help hulle om te wen, maar ons weet dit is ons God die Here wat vir ons help (Psalms 20:8 ABA).

Mense wen nie ‘n oorlog omdat hulle perde het nie, mense word nie vry omdat hulle perde sterk is nie (Psalms 33:16‭-‬17 ABA).

Toe die God van Jakob gepraat het, kon die soldate op perde en oorlogkarre niks doen nie (Psalms 76:7 ABA).

Moses het gesê: “Wanneer julle gaan oorlog maak teen julle vyande en julle sien die perde en die oorlogkarre en manne wat meer is as julle, dan moet julle nie bang word vir hulle nie, want julle God die Here is by julle, julle God die Here wat julle uit die land Egipte gebring het (Deuteronomium 20:1 ABA).

Julle moet alles gebruik wat God vir julle gee om aan te hou oorlog maak teen die duiwel. Hy maak baie skelm planne teen julle (Efesiërs 6:11 ABA).

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Ons God is ‘n verterende vuur

Ons God is ‘n verterende vuur van liefde, heiligheid en geregtigheid. Die wonderlike ding is dat hy as ‘n smelter en reiniger sit. Hy is ‘n goeie God wat die vermoë het om absoluut alles te vernietig, tog kies Hy om dit nie te doen nie, maar om te reinig. Die vrees, haat en wrewel word vernietig in die vuur en liefde, vrede, vreugde en respek is dit wat agterbly. Lyding is deel van die lewe, maar dit kan meer wees, dit kan ook deel wees van ons heiligmaking.

Wandel waardig

Ons het so pas ‘n studie van Efésiërs voltooi. Die deel wat vir my uitgestaan het handel oor keuses. Hierdie keuses moet so gemaak word dat jy waardig wandel in die roeping waar toe God jou geroep het. Daar is die algemene roeping waar toe elke gelowige geroep is en dan ook iets meer spesifiek.

Efésiërs fokus op die wandel in geregtigheid, reinheid, opregtheid, liefde, wysheid en die wandel in die lig. Al hierdie is deel van die algemene wandel, maar elkeen word ook geroep tot ‘n spesifieke wandel. Hierdie spesifieke wandel gaan meer oor jou menswees, waarvan jy hou, en ook hoe jy dinge uitleef. Daar is ook die gevalle waar die duiwel kom steel het, en juis hierdie ding in ons as ‘n vrees in plaas van ‘n passie kom verander het.

Paulus se opdrag om in wysheid en lig te wandel is juis gedoen om lig te skyn op die leuns van die duiwel. Dit moet dus hierdie leuns aan die gelowiges bekend maak sodat dit nie meer kragtig in hulle kan werk nie. Dit stel dan die gelowiges in staat om hulle spesifieke roepings uit te leef.

Daar is dan ook die opdrag om in wysheid te wandel, wat ten doel het dat die gelowiges in wysheid en begrip moet lewe, in plaas van net kennis.

Dit is dán wanneer die gelowiges waardig wandel tot hul roeping.

Die Mens, God se Erfdeel


Ons is Syne, duur gekoop met Jesus bloed!!!

Receiving a double portion!

God delights in His people and love them, He therefore gave them a double portion…

In Isaiah 61:6-7 we read about God giving a double portion to His people. Again in 1Kings we read about Elisjah wanting a double portion of the Spirit of Elijah. AND he received it for God honour godly desires.

Delight yourself in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4 [ESV])

We should not miss understand this, He, God, knows what you need and will thus give you desires for what you truly need and then also fulfil those desires. We only need to be focused on doing good and find our delight in Him. We need only to abide in Him…

I pray that you will find your delight in your God and do good, while He (God) create in you the desires for what you truly need and that His name will be glorified!! AMEN!!!

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Alkitab Bible Study Software
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Bible Database
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Bible Desktop
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Is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, The goal of the software is to help people interpret the Scriptures in the original Greek and Hebrew. As such, the software is geared for those who have some facility in those languages. It includes high resolution maps, various historical charts, the entire NT grammatically diagrammed, etc.

Blue Letter Bible
Very good on-line bible study tool. Contains a large number of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, commentaries, maps etc.

Very good free downloadable Bible study tool with a large supply of additional resources.

Electronic Christian media: The Scroll, Bible Topics
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Online Bible Study Tools
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Scofield Reference Notes
For over 90 years people have relied on this reference work in their daily study of God’s Word. Written originally in 1909, C. I. Scofield’s intent was to provide a concise but complete tool that would meet the need of someone just beginning to read the Bible.

Systematic Theology: Dr. Wayne Grudem’s lessons in the Christian Essentials class
Dr. Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary since 2001, after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He presents his book Systematic Theology in weekly lessons to a laymen class.  Audio files: Listen on line or download

The Chronological Bible.
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The Sword Project
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World English Bible
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Bob Utley’s free Bible Commentary
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We are a non-profit Bible study ministry dedicated to empowering people to interpret the Bible for themselves. These verse-by-verse, exegetical video, audio and text commentaries are committed to the trustworthiness and authority of Scripture. Study online or write for free DVD of complete Commentary.

Verse by Verse Commentary
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This online study expounds individual books of God’s Word verse-by-verse. Each study expounds a passage, forms a principle out of that passage, and shows how to apply that principle to your life.

The Faithlife Study Bible
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The FSB is ideal for your Bible study and Christian community. It works with several popular Bible translations. You can read it anywhere. It’s always growing with new study notes, maps, and media. For iphones, tablets and pc’s.

The Treasury of David – Spurgeon’s commentary on the psalms
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Encyclopedias and Books

Believe Religious information Source
Believe downloadable package is a collection of over 7,000 articles by respected scholars on around 2,300 religious subjects.

Bible Explorer
Free Bible study software with over 200 free downloadable books (see bottom menu) and many others to purchase. This is an absolute “must have”!

Creation Wikki
The Creation Wiki is a free educational encyclopedia that has been uniquely written from the creationist worldview. The site contains 8,703 articles with 5,996 in the English language. Topics that have seen extensive development are organized into Portals that can be a good place to begin browsing.

Dictionary of the Bible Dealing with its Language, Literature, and Contents: Vol 1
Author: James Hastings
James Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible Dealing with Language, Literature, and Contents is a dictionary divided into four volumes. Copyrighted in 1898, each volume contains nearly 1,000 pages of information about the Old and New Testaments. Articles have been written on the names of all Persons and Places, on Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, and its Ethnology, Geology, and Natural History, On Biblical Theology and Ethic. and even the obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions.

History of the Christian Church
Author: Schaff, Philip
Read on line all 8 volumes (zipped volume may be downloaded in HTMT or rtf formats). Recommended for research into the history of the church…

Internet Encyclopededia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a non-profit organization to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The submission and review process of articles is the same as that with printed philosophy journals, books and reference works. This is a peer reviewed academic resource.

Jewish Encyclopedia
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia.

Temple–Its Ministry and Services
Author: Alfred Edersheim
Read or download the book. Temple–Its Ministry and Services provides a historical examination of the first century Temple at Jerusalem. Edersheim provides beautiful and lush descriptions of the Temple. These descriptions help convey a sense of holiness and reverence that the Temple must have commanded…

The Book of Common Prayer
We present here several dozen Books of Common Prayer, and related works, from all over the Anglican Communion. Read online or download pdf.

The Catholic Encyclopedia
This site is not merely relevant to the Catholic church, it covers a vast range of general Christian information, including articles on the church fathers. A valuable research asset…

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
Author: Jackson, Samuel Macauley ed
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Web Bible Encyclopaedia
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World English Bible
For those who do not accept the new translations based on the Alexandrian and Sianetic text but who find the King James to be heavy reason. This new translation is done from the received text into modern English. Can be downlpoaded in epub for ebook readers.

Greek and Hebrew Studies

Aramaic Peshitta Bible Repository
This website looks into the theory of Aramaic Primacy – that the New Testament was originally written in Aramaic. The site also gives you FREE tools to study the Biblical languages and texts; the Aramaic Bible (and an Aramaic dictionary), Hebrew, Greek, English, Peshitta, Peshitto, Old Syriac, etc

B Greek
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B-Greek is a mailing list for scholars and students of Biblical Greek. Our main focus is upon understanding the Greek text of the Bible. Discussion topics include scholarly study of the Greek Bible and related Jewish and Christian Greek texts, tools for beginning and advanced students of Biblical Greek such as textbooks, reference works, bibliography and research tools, and linguistic topics such as morphology, lexicography, syntax,and discourse analysis.

Beginner’s Grammar of the Greek New Testament
Author: By William Hersey Davis, M.A., Th.D.
The need of this book is urgent. Hardly a week goes by that I am not asked to recommend such a book to young ministers, to pastors, to laymen, to women, many of whom wish to learn how to read the Greek New Testament without the advantage of a teacher… Download pdf version.

Great Treasures of the Scriptures
Parallel Bible translations with word studies an Greek translation in three levels.

Greek and Hebrew Tutorials on the Biblical Hermeneutics website
The purpose of this page is to present a comprehensive and coherent methodology for Biblical interpretation.  The reason why there are so many different interpretations is because interpreters don’t follow any sensible or consistent method. This naturally leads to inaccurate, inconsistent, illogical and naive interpretations.

Greek Interlinear Bible (NT) :Scripture for All
Free online or downloadable Greek interlinear Bible. See original Greek text with word by word transliteration, Strong’s number an English translation. Good program!

Greek Word Search
Search all text in the Perseus Digital Library using a specific language. This search will also return links to entries in language dictionaries (Lewis & Short, LSJ, Buckwalter, etc.)

Hebrew Interlinear Bible (OT) – Scripture for All
Free online or downloadable Hebrew interlinear Bible. See original Hebrew text with word by word transliteration, Strong’s number an English translation.

Introduction to Biblical languages: How use Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Resources
Dr Franklin Jabini

Available to download free in pdf format. This book is an unusual introduction to biblical languages. Instead of following the traditional way of introducing the languages with lots of memorisation, two software programs are used which analyse the text of the Bible. You do not have to memorise paradigm after paradigm any longer to be able to analyse God’s word in its original languages…

New Testament Greek Lexicon
On line Greek Lexicon has been designed to help the user understand the original text of the Bible. By using the Strong’s version of the Bible, the user can gain a deeper knowledge of the passage being studied.

New Testament Greek Grammar Books
A list of recommended study aids, Greek grammars, and linguistic helps.

The Perseus Projec
Greek word study tool

The Word of IAUA Biblical Hebrew Transliteration
Author: Frank T Clark
Scroll down to “The Word of IAUA” for the transliteration. A deeper understanding of the message of the Bible requires a deeper understanding of the original Hebrew from which the Bible was translated. There is confusion, which is caused by difficulty in accurately translating Biblical Hebrew.

Textkit began in late 2001 as a project to develop free of charge downloads of Greek and Latin grammars, readers and answer keys. We offer a large library of over 180 of the very best Greek and Latin textbooks on our Ancient Greek and Latin  learning pages. Since that time we have distributed millions of PDF textbook free of charge world-wide.

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Bible History Online
Bible History is about exploring the eyewitness accounts recorded in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and comparing them with the history of ancient people and civilizations revealed by the spade of the archaeologist. Are you curious about the past, it’s people, customs and culture…

Bible Study Tools
This site contains Bibles, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc for on-line reference and study. It includes many of the copyrighted Bibles as well. Good resource.

Bible Timelines and Charts
Timelines, chronologies and charts of people, kings and events – including chronologies for Jesus and Paul.

Bibledit is a Bible editor that provides tools to the Bible translator.

BibleWorks 8 is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research.
A free Bible Atlas created with Google Maps. Over 500 location and some events descriptions of Old and New Testaments.

Bybel-Media dra die boodskap van die Bybel uit deur beskikbare media en vervaardig produkte van hoë kwaliteit om gelowiges geestelik toe te rus en mense met die evangelie van Christus te bereik.

Free Bible Atlas/Maps; Online and downloadable
Old and New Testament Bible maps in jpeg. and PowerPoint. The set of 50 free downloadable maps includes many NASA Satellite maps.

Bible Timeline
This is an extensive widely populated timeline of the bible from Creation to Revelation with clickable icons leading to short articles on each sub-timeline.

New English Translation of the Septuagint
This electronic edition contains the masters of the second printing of A New English Translation of the Septuagint.

The Sage (English Dictionary
English dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus. Very good!

Study Light – On-line Bible study tool

Your Bible gateway to the largest collection of online Bible study tools and resources. We provide advanced Bible search and study tools for FREE so you can find Bible verses fast and then understand them better. StudyLight has more Bible commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, parallel Bibles, interlinear Bibles, and original language tools than any other website on the internet!

Apostolic Bible Polyglot
The Apostolic Bible Polyglot has been freely downloadable for close to twenty years. Peoples from over 125 countries have taken advantage of the free downloads of the Apostolic Bible Text. The Apostolic Bible Polyglot is a numerically coded Greek-English interlinear Bible with auxilliary works. Each Greek word in the text has an AB-Strong number above it and an English word below

The works of Flavius Josephus
Josephus’ works, particularly The Wars of the Jews and Antiquities of the Jews, are some of the most important historical accounts to come out of the first century AD. The Romano-Jewish historian, as well as describing Jewish history and religion to his Roman audience, also documented the fall of Jerusalem.


Mense Van Die Weg


Die eerste gelowiges was mense van die weg gewees, Jesus was hul weg. Alles was volkome in Hom en Hy was hulle lewe. In Hom, deur Hom en tot Hom is tog alle dinge (Kolossense 1:16) en sonder Hom is al hierdie dinge niks nie.

Christene het nie net geloof in Christus nie; hulle lewe is in Hom. Soos die wortel in die grond, die tak in die wingerdstok, die vis in die see, die voël in die lug, so is die plek van die Christen se lewe in Christus (Francis Foulkes).

Ons moet in Hom teenwoordig wees. Hoe kom ons daar, en hoe vertoef ons daar?

Paulus het dit so verduidelik: “want in Hom lewe ons, beweeg ons en is ons…” (Handelinge 17:28). In Johannes (15:9-10) lees ons dat die wat in Jesus se woorde en liefde bly die is wat (Johannes 8:31) , deurweek is met Hom en Sy gebooie onderhou. Jou hele lewe is ‘n toewyding aan Jesus, jy streef daarna om Jesus vir ander te wees deur ander om jou te hanteer, sien en te help soos Jesus die mense om Hom gehelp het.

Ware verhouding met Jesus is dus om Hom in ons lewens te ontvang en Hom toe te laat om so groot plek as wat Hy wil in te neem (Johannes 1:12). Ons mag nie ‘n stukkie van onsself van Hom weerhou nie, ons moet Hom ontvang vir wie Hy is. Hy is holisties in verhouding en wil jou hele wese oorspoel, liggaam, siel en gees.

God was vasbeslote om sy geestelike rykdom en heerlikheid met ons te deel, in Christus. Jesus Christus is die middel punt van God se plan. Wanneer ons in Hom glo, stel sy dood ons vry, ons word vergewe, ons kan nou ook deel hê in Sy nuwe, opgestaande lewe. Ons is een met Hom, deel van Hom en ons deel in God se wonderlike plan, wanneer ons tot sy heerlikheid lewe, totaal oorgee aan Jesus.

Ons moet op die voorfront van verandering wees om sodoende verandering te lei…. deur …geloof wat werk deur liefde (Galasiërs 5:6b), want volkome gehoorsaamheid is die vrug van geloof en liefde in God.

… gehoorsaamheid is beter as offergawes of lof (1 Sameul 15:22).

Diegene wat oorwin, sal die belofte van die hemel beërwe (Openbaring 2).

Walking in the Light and Social Justice


The effect of having the light of God in our lives becomes overwhelmingly visible. His light is the life of Christ which could not be overcame by the darkness (John 1:4). Just as it is impossible to hide a candle in a dark room, so the life of Christ seeps into every thing around it. The effect of light is all that is good and right and true (Ephesians 5:9), influencing and changing the world for the better.

So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going (John 12:35 ESV).

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” (John 12:36 ESV).

the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16 ESV).

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:79 ESV).

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 ESV).

and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness… (Romans 2:19 ESV).

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light (Romans 13:12 ESV).

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5 ESV).

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9 ESV).

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness (Luke 11:34 ESV).

Walk in light, follow light recognise the light and live the light…

As a believer and follower of The Lord Jesus Christ one cannot be, but involved with Social Justice. Being a Christ follower impels us to be an advocate of and at times also take an active stand for Social Justice.

True religion is to visit the sick and care for the orphans… (James 1:27).

I believe that as people are walking in their calling some will be impelled to immerse themselves as actively as possible in the fight for Social Justice, thereby becoming to some extent activists in the specific area they believe they are called to. Other believers may not be as actively involved in Social Justice but they nevertheless should have opened ears and hearts to know and recognise when there is an out cry for Social Justice. Consequently, they should respond appropriately to the outcry as they are instructed by God and His Word. We therefore only need to walk in the light.

God Se Blywende Woord

Deur Terria Moore | November 2, 2018 | Beloftes Van God

Toe ek my lewe aan die Here oorgegee het, het ek geen idee gehad hoe belangrik die Bybel is nie. Op daardie stadium het ek net ‘n paar van die Tien Gebooie geken. Ek het toevallig na ‘n kerk gegaan wat aanbidding ver bo enige Bybelonderrig gestel het. Dus het ek vir baie lank geglo dat die Bybel ‘n boek van reëls was.

Toe God begin om Homself aan my te openbaar, het Hy hierdie onversadigbare honger en dors om Hom te ken, aangewakker. Kerk alleen was nie genoeg om my te voed nie. Aanbidding alleen was nie genoeg om Hom te bereik nie.

Wie was hierdie Almagtige God wat my volkome geken en my onvoorwaardelik liefgehad het? Wat het Hy van my begeer? Waar was my plek in die wêreld? Hoekom was die lewe so moeilik? Hoe sal my lewe verander nou dat dit vasgehou word in sy liefdevolle hande?

As ek antwoorde nodig gehad het, het die Heilige Gees my na God se Woord, die Heilige Bybel gelei.

Die hele Skrif is deur God geïnspireer en het groot waarde om in die waarheid te onderrig, dwaling te bestry, verkeerdhede reg te stel en ‘n regte lewenswyse te kweek, sodat die man wat in diens van God staan, volkome voorberei en toegrus sal wees vir elke goeie werk. – 2 Timoteus 3:16-17

Die Bybel is soveel meer as ‘n boek van reëls, ‘n selfhelpgids of ‘n ensiklopedie van feite oor God en sy mense. Dit is God se lewende, goddelike openbaring van Homself aan menslike wesens. In 66 boeke vertel dit van sy groot plan van verlossing vir die mensdom deur sy Seun, Jesus Christus.

Wat ek nie aan die begin van my geestelike reis met God geweet het nie, was dat om God werklik te ken, moet ek sy Woord ken. Om God deur die Bybel te ken, beantwoord ons diepste behoeftes en die lewe se moeilikste vrae.

  • Om God deur die Bybel te ken versterk ons geloof in God en lei ons om aan sy beloftes vas te hou.
  • Om God deur die Bybel te ken verander ons visie van ons aardse en geestelike lewens. Maar mees belangrikste, om God deur die Bybel te ken, wys vir ons Jesus, die Woord van God wat mens geword het.

Dit verbaas my altyd om te hoor dat die Bybel vir eeue, jaar na jaar, die topverkoper boek van alle tye is. Die Bybel is geskryf oor ‘n tydperk van 1500 jare, met meer as 40 God-geïnspireerde skrywers wat uit verskillende tydperke, beroepe, etnisiteite en agtergronde gekom het. En tog is die Bybel blywend.

Ongeag van die tyd, kultuur, politieke veranderinge, sosiale norme, geestelike diversiteit of filosofiese teorieë… God se Woord is blywend. God se Woord is net soos Hy is… altyd waar, foutloos, toepaslik, onveranderlik en vas. In ‘n wêreld wat konstant verander, sal gelowiges altyd ‘n onveranderlike konstante hê – God en sy Woord.

Die woord van God is lewend en kragtig. Dit is skerper as enige swaard met twee snykante en dring deur selfs tot die skeiding van siel en gees en van gewrigte en murg. Dit beoordeel die bedoelings en gedagtes van die hart. – Hebreërs 4:12

Ons lees die Bybel sodat ons God se hart kan verstaan, om ‘n intieme en ware ontmoeting emet Hom te hê en uiteraard meer soos Hom te word.

Ons lees die Bybel om God se krag te verkry. God se Woord is die wapen wat ons gebruik om versoeking, sonde en ons struwelinge in hierdie gebroke wêreld te oorkom. Dit is die krag wat ons gedagtes, ons gesindhede en ons gedrag vernuwe.

Ons lees die Bybel want dit is ons lig in hierdie donker, gebroke wêreld. Dit lei ons na God en sy weë wanneer alles rondom ons chaoties en bleek is.

God se Woord maak ons pad duidelik en sal al ons keuses en besluite akkuraat lei. Die onfeilbare manier om God in die gebrokenheid van hierdie lewe te vind, is om sy Woord oop te maak.

Ons is deur God geskape, vir Hom. Maar ons moet sy Woord ken sodat ons Hom kan ken. Om God intiem te ken, maak die belegging in tyd, energie en opoffering om sy Woord te lees en te bestudeer, die moeite werd.

God se Woord sal ons nooit faal nie, want God faal ons nooit nie.

God se Woord is blywend, want God is blywend.

Hoe kan ons vir jou bid soos jy God se leiding en wysheid in sy Woord soek?

Vrede en genade vir jou,