Posts by Matthew Blake

Wisdom is the principal thing

Solomon, described by the all wise God, as the wisest man, (1 Kings 3:13) charges us to acquire wisdom. Whilst he encourages us to seek after other necessary and noble things such as instruction and understanding, the emphasis is on getting wisdom (Proverbs 4:7). In driving home the point of its urgency and importance Solomon […]

Heroines in the church

Today our sisters may not be called to participate in the will of God in the same way as our brothers but they are expected to be just as faithful in their activities. Just as those women mentioned in Hebrews 11 and undoubtedly many more, through the faithful deliberation of their responsibilities, caused the advancement […]

Looking at our Heroes

The writer of Hebrews after listing several characters and describing their faithful acts, went on to mention that he was constrained by time to mention several others and groups which had faith worth mentioning. After telling us of their many perils, he concluded that the world was not worthy of them. According to the writer, […]

The Benefits of Thanksgiving

In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Christians are instructed to be rejoice  always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances because it is God’s will for us. Considering our struggles and the many trials and difficulties, giving thanks in our circumstances may be challenging. Cultivating and maintaining a spirit of thankfulness may take effort and maturity […]

Let’s be Extraordinary!

Throughout the Old and New Testament the Bible gives many examples of the great impact of persons of all ages on the achievement of the mission of God. In most cases these were ordinary persons to begin with, going about their everyday life, not conscious of the extraordinary impact they could and would have on […]

We cannot afford to be ashamed

Are we ashamed of the gospel of Christ? Are we embarrassed, distressed, feeling guilty, disappointed or foolish because of the Gospel? Let us look at the Apostle Paul in Romans chapter 1 In declaring his respect and love for the Gospel first gave us the God-guided sequence of events which brought the Gospel to us. […]

I Will Go To My Father

I will arise and go to my father (Luke 15:18). These words uttered by the Prodigal Son convey more than just a thought, plan or physical possibility. They speak to the hope he had, because of the relationship he had with his father. Whilst he was aware of his foolish actions, the negative consequences and […]