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No cheating

In my previous writing, I said I would easily recognise an Israeli by the way they drive. Without using indicators and with horns hooting all the time. In the same way, one recognises God’s children by their way of life and by the things they do. This excludes deception and fraud. Children of God do […]

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Do what fits

When you visit another country, you soon notice how people differ. In Israel, I soon noticed the differences in the way they drive. You won’t believe it, but almost no Israeli uses an indicator. Only the tourists and a bus driver here and there use indicators. But they do use their horns super much. Let […]

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100%!

Sometimes we can make things very complex, and then later, we get confused about what is actually the right thing to do. When we get married, we do a course or two and maybe pick up a book. Later we get so entangled in all the rules and regulations that we just want to give […]

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The right thing to do

My pal’s business was struggling, because the other suppliers were getting all the contracts. And if you don’t give the person signing off the order a cash backhander, chances are that order isn’t coming your way. My friend refuses to do business like that. That’s why his business is struggling. But he perseveres and believes […]

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In the light, on our knees

Pieter told me about his time working for an organisation where not everything was run above board: You are blindfolded and led into a lodge where your heart’s desire to see light is granted to you. Then you are introduced to three great lights, namely the sun that reigns over day, the moon over night, […]

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All above board

5We never used words to butter you up. No one knows that better than you. And God knows we never used words as a smoke screen to take advantage of you. Why is it always so hard to say out loud what I believe and what I stand for, especially when some of my friends […]

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The strong belt of truth

Ephesians 6:10-20 The year I spent on the border doing military service was fortunately one of the quieter times with little contact with the enemy. However, I was never afraid, because I was a ratel (an armoured vehicle) gunner. We were ready for battle with the right weapons and right protective vehicle. In the same […]

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Happiness does not go with scheming in the dark     

Ephesians 5:6-18 A friend of mine is always unhappy. One mishap after the other befalls him. At one time he nearly lost everything. Although he is now doing well financially, he is very lonely. His friends hang around, but when they leave there is a deep loneliness inside him. He comes to see me, close […]

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Between a bribe and a lead

Ephesians 5:6-18 It’s not always easy to distinguish between right and sort-of just left of right. Teenagers often do not understand what is wrong about downloading a song from YouTube. It’s not stealing. Everybody does it. What’s wrong with doing it? Sometimes I like being a couch potato, just sitting there mindlessly watching an action […]

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First a crumb, then the whole cookie

I saw a very good short film that started off with a man who was working on his own late at night making photo copies. One page came out of the photo copier with a big black spot on it nearly covering the whole page. The man, let’s call him Frank, was confused by the […]

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