Sunday Thought – 15.01.23

Which book is the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever in the UK? The answer is apparently Spare by Prince Harry. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the Prince said he was not “trying to collapse the monarchy” but “trying to save them from themselves”. Whatever your personal views about him writing the book and its reported contents, it is sad that Prince Harry’s relationships with his family have broken to the point of feeling the need to air dirty laundry. Perhaps it is even more sad that people are rushing to buy the book to read all about the potentially salacious details.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the best-selling book of all time is the Bible. In it we read of mankind’s downward spiral through sin and God’s desire to save everyone (1 Timothy 2:4). The Bible’s ultimate message is that one day people’s “dirty laundry” (sin) will be seen and judged unless it has been cleansed through accepting that Christ died on the cross for people’s sin (1 Corinthians 15:3; Hebrews 9:22).

If you are a Christian, take time this week to read 2 Peter 1:3-11 and be reminded by this part of the world’s bestselling book that you are “cleansed from [your] past sins” (NIV, v9).

Prayer Points for the Week:

  • Pray for those in the UK whose property has been damaged by floods this week.
  • Pray for the dozens of families who have lost someone in today’s Nepalese plane crash.
  • Please pray for the situation in Ukraine. For peace; for aid to get through to those in need; for those mourning the loss of loved ones; for those without power in freezing conditions.