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by Steve Popoola on
In the last couple of days, I have been meditating on Psalms chapter 23. It is probably the most popular chapter in the Bible and probably recited every single day around the world. This piece pf writing is credited to King David of Israel. It is a Psalm of assurance, confidence, comfort and hope in the Lord. It starts with with the Author proclaiming what God is to him. “The Lord is my Shephered”. One wonders why David chose to depict himself as a sheep being tended by the Shephered. Sheep are not the most intelligent of animals. I heard a speaker once say, “If you release most animals into the wild, they will most likely survive but if you leave sheep all on their own, they would most likely die within a short time”.Shepherd...
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Proverbs Chapter 7 and 8 describes two women and their strategies for getting the attention of anyone who will listen to them. In Chapter 7 verse 6, the writer observes from the window of his house, young men and a youth who had no sense. I know a lot of young people who are smart and intelligent but who just live life without any thought of the implication of the choices that they make and how it might affect their future.A UK politician who is a candidate for the office of Prime Minister, recently had to face questions over his use of Cocaine 20 years ago. The action as at the time he committed it, was a criminal offence and if he had been caught, he would have gone to prison. A voice lured him to have a taste and enjoy the release he would feel from the effect...
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The longest prayer recorded in scripture that Jesus made is found in John 17 and a significant portion of that prayer was His request that we that is, the church, be connected to God and to one another.Why do we need a connection? Most of the things we rely on today is powered by one energy source or the other. We all communicate via our phones. These phones are powered by batteries and without power in them, they are just useless items. Man was made to connect. In Genesis 3, we read that after Adam and Eve had allowed themselves to be deceived by the snake, they heard God walking in the garden. How did they recognise God's footsteps? It was because they had a connection with the Father and could recognise His presence whenever He visited them. T...
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Are you encountering or have you encountered situations in life where you wonder where God is? Good news! You are not alone. I have been there and done that and so have notable characters in the Bible.The man Gideon was introduced to us at a time when Israel was being constantly raided by the Midianites. He was threshing wheat in a winepress in order to hide it from their enemies who came in at will and carted away all the crops that the people had harvested, thereby impoverishing them.The threshing floor is a stone platform, usually located at the outskirts of the village so that the wind can blow the useless chaff away after the grain has been extracted. This makes it an easy target for the enemy who can see the chaff from afar off and carry out the...
by Steve Popoola on
In the days preceding Easter, I spent some time reading the accounts the days before and after Jesus' trial, crucifixion and resurrection. As I read the scriptures, I could not help asking myself the question, 'What Were They Thinking?'Who were the people I am referring to you might ask? My answer is, "Everyone!" That includes Jesus Himself. In this writing, I will share my thoughts as to what I believe a few of the characters were thinking.A few days before Jesus was arrested, He was on His way to Jerusalem with His disciples. As they got near the city, He sent two of His disciples to a nearby village with specific instructions, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. U...
by Steve Popoola on
I recently received some good news which made me so joyful and for days, I revelled in God's faithfulness for doing in my life something anyone would have felt was no longer feasible at my age. I shouldn't have been surprised really because it was not the first time that God had come through for me in ways that even I could not explain.A few days later, still basking in the euphoria of what God had done, I received an email which shattered my peace. As much as I tried, my emotions wouldn't let me. They were all over the place and before long, my physical health began to suffer.It was at this point that I decided I could not continue like this. I always thought that there was nothing I could not face with God by my side but all of a sudden, all kinds o...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.

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