Author Archives: aah

22nd April

Mutual Dependence When you please the Lord you can make your enemies into friends. Proverbs 16: 7 Gall learned the hard way that he needed other people. When a hostile ruler came to power the monks had to leave the … Continue reading

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21st April

Dependency It is better to trust in the Lord than to depend upon human leaders. Psalm 118: 9 One of the curses of our society is a condition the has been described as ‘the cycle of dependency’. Proud and false … Continue reading

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20th April

Pride Before A Fall ‘Master’, Simon answered, ‘we worked hard all night long and caught no fish. Nevertheless, if you say so, I will let down the nets.’ Simon let them down and caught such a large number of fish … Continue reading

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19th April

Go With The Flow When working with the Jews I live like a Jew in order to win them … when working with Gentiles, I live like a Gentile in order to win Gentiles …Among the weak in faith I … Continue reading

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18th April

Wisdom Is For Passing On Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you, but do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3: 15 You have a deep desire … Continue reading

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17th April

What’s Good About A Rule Of Life? I chose some of your people to be prophets, and some to be Nazirites … but you made the Nazirites drink wine, and ordered the prophets not to speak my message. Amos 2: … Continue reading

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16th April

Old And Young You elders … should not try and dominate those who have been put in your care, but you should be examples for them to follow…. In the same way you younger people should give yourselves to the … Continue reading

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15th April

Avoid Presumption Pride comes before a fall. Proverbs 16: 18 A brother began to pester Abba Theodore with all sorts of questions and opinions about aspects of God’s work, none of which he had seriously engaged in himself. The old … Continue reading

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14th April

Critical Spirits My servant will not crush a bruised reed or quench a smouldering flame. Matthew 12: 20 In a world of right and wrong, in which we are free spirits, it would be foolish to ask Christians never to … Continue reading

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13th April

Blind Spots Why do you point out the speck in the other person’s eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye? … First, take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be … Continue reading

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