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As I cultivated the farm land at Elim Lands Nigeria this month, it occurred to me that there was an insect in my way. I tried to get it off the path of my machete but it kept finding its way back into the path. This is usually our response to God’s efforts to save us from the dangers our choices pose. Soon I saw another insect. This time, I raised it up with my machete, and threw it as far as possible away from the path of my machete in a totally different area of the farm. And it is the same with God; the Bible says “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God” (Hebrews 7:25), and that by Jesus Christ (John 3:16; John 14:6) depicted in the age-old sanctuary (Psalm 77:13).

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While clearing the farm land at Elim Lands Nigeria this month with the grass cutter, it suddenly dawned on me that every insect or creature ran for its dear life. Not a single one wanted to die. What did these insects know about life, I thought? But I was reminded me of the scripture which says death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) and “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God . . . For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:19, 22). Evidently, as it is also in the human world, the struggle for continued existence is an indication that we were not meant to die! Thankfully, someday, the Bible promises that our enemy—death—will be destroyed at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:26)!

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Many times in the Bible, Jesus is called the Good Shepherd. He says in John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”. Can the sheep lead the Shepherd? Can the Shepherd lead the sheep where there is no pasture?

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Growing up, I used to play a puzzle that had tiles of numbers ranging from 1-10. Sometimes, by accident, a tile or two will fall off from the puzzle plate and sometimes, by myself, I would remove the tiles and try to fix them back. As my mind raced back to my childhood puzzle, I marveled at the folly of many believers who while studying the Bible and coming to certain portions that seem to be unclear, make attempts to fix the puzzle plate into the tiles and rationalize those portions against the true position of the Bible. But unless they remember that the puzzle plate cannot be fixed into the tiles, but rather is the foundation of the tiles and they are meant to fix every tile in its proper place on the puzzle plate, they will be utterly deceived and would have to pile up unscriptural arguments for their position having departed from the Bible foundation.

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We must seek to be extraordinary in all things, yet we should never lose sight of the ordinary too. Jesus was extraordinary in all things, yet He did not shrink from the ordinary.

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Today as I weeded the ridges at Elim Lands Nigeria, I had in my pocket a camera that I was using to capture special moments on the Elim Lands property with a view to making a documentary film from it. My colleague had just gone to buy some cement and as he rode the bike into the Elim Lands property, I raced from my working position towards him that he quickly begun to inquire what the problem was. I said, “It’s the media department. Sometimes the media can go crazy!” He said he thought something was chasing me. We shared a good laugh, but then I was not a bit ashamed of my act. Though it did look like something was chasing me, I did not feign the act, but it was indeed my passion for the media work that was chasing me. Our living for God begins from little things and the Bible is packed with many examples.

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This month, I forgot many things that I was impressed about. It taught me one lesson: Our Father is willing to converse with us than we are ready to hear him, and often times, drowned in the voices of our busy schedules, we forget what He has said or do not even know when He has said..

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

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