DIG for Friday the 6th of May…..compassionate and loving, and against all the religious rules…..Matthew 8 v 3

Jesus was clearly a man of compassion as He walked the earth, and we see His compassion time and time again.

For me His most wonderful act of compassion was when He touched the leper at the start of Matthew 8.

Not only did Jesus reach out and touch Him with His hand, but also He reached out and touched His heart and soul.

But even the physical touch was very significant.

Leprosy was a terrible disease, and people were scared of it, excluding the sufferers to camps well outside the city.

And the Jews were not supposed to have contact, any contact, with lepers.

Jesus went against the religious establishment and religious rules by talking to him, and went way passed what He should do when He touched him with His hand.

Jesus was compassionate and loving and not adverse to ‘breaking the rules’ to show this love and compassion.

He is the same today; no one is excluded from His love, mercy and compassion no matter what they have done.

Even the vilest offender (as the famous hymn says) can come to Jesus and receive acceptance as a gift of grace through faith.

Jesus is compassionate to all mankind and wants to see all men come to repentance no matter what they have done.

Jesus requires faith from us, not religious performance.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus that we see in the Gospels and thank you that He is still the same today”

Matthew 8 v 3…..And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed


DIG for Thursday the 5th of May…..what do we truly value in life…..Psalm 119 v 72

I saw a program on Netflix recently about plastic surgery, where people were spending thousand of dollars to alter their appearance and as most of them admitted to change their life for the better.

They were using money to try and change what they thought of themselves and to increase their self-esteem and self worth.

I know a much cheaper way to do that than spending your money on plastic surgery; it is called the Word of God.

In the words of the Psalmist the Word of God (or as he called it in his time the law of thy mouth) is more valuable than lots of gold and silver, more valuable than any amount of money (Psalm 119 v 72).

God’s Word is the key to a successful and profitable life; this is clearly what the Word of God says about itself.

No amount of money can make you healed and whole, truly prosperous to live an abundant life, but the Word of God can.

No amount of money can make you happy, joyful and at real peace, but the Word of God can.

Money is not the answer to our problems, the Word of God is.

The Word of God is better than ‘thousands of gold and silver’.

I am not advocating that we do not need money, we do, and I teach that due to the finished work of Jesus we can expect to be prosperous.

However we are not to love money, we are to love the Word of God.

What do you truly love today and what do you want more of in your life, money or the Word?

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you that it is the agent for true change in my life”.

Psalm 119 v 72…..The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver