Today’s thought “A New Year” (January 01)

Today’s thought

“A New Year”

(January 01)

Happy New Year

On the first day of the year we welcome you at our pages and invite you to follow us into the New Year.

Over 100 years ago Robert Roberts of the Christadelphians developed a Bible Reading Plan which most Christadelphians follow and call it their Bible Companion. There is nothing special at all about this plan. It is simply a method by which you can be sure that by the end of a year, you have read the whole of the Bible, Old Testament once and New Testament twice. The plan starts on January 1st in Genesis, Psalms and Matthew and works its way through the scriptures as the year goes along providing around 4 chapters per day.

This year we do plan to bring to you some regular thoughts on those Bible Readings. To make it easy for you to follow on which chapter of the Bible we are bringing the thought it would be best you acquire also such a Bible companion or Bible Reading Plan. It is available as a 2-page PDF document or you may obtain this reading plan on three laminated bookmarks (please visit our Bible Study Aides page for this). To get your own laminated Bible Reading Planner or to follow our Correspondence Study Course consisting of nine, in-depth lessons on important Bible topics, you can fill in the request form: Bible Study Aides Order.

For some like us, every year seems to go faster than the previous one. One minute ago the calendar of 2017 was exchanged for the one of 2018 and touched glasses of champagne to toast for a good year. Each year again people wish each other the best of luck and plan a lot of good resolutions. We all have good intentions at the beginning of the New Year. But are we able to keep them?

We all are convinced we and those around us mean well. We appreciate it that everybody has good intentions, and would love to see those good wishes come true. Most often we know we also have to build at our character. We may regret some matters went wrong and could have gone in an other and better direction. Deep in our heart we also do know that to build ourselves up to a good person and to build ourselves up in our most holy faith  we do need God’s inspired scriptures that are the only best source in our Godless world for doing so.

Facing the fact that people talk so much, promise so much, but that in these times not many keep their word. 2017 gave a shock letting us beware that lots of people do not even keep their hands where they should stay. the Big Monster of sexual intimidation kept fiercely whirling around. The brutes of this world were also not afraid to have their words come to the forefront. Perhaps to the surprise to them unexpectedly several women and men started to put their fear of talking away and the hashtag #MeToo went viral.

The past year we could see how this world keeps turning mad and how man keeps going further and further away from the good moral. Some are even not afraid to boast with their dirty manners.

2017 brought several hero’s back to zero, and once more it was also a year where certain so called Muslims misused the Islam religion to frighten people.

We on the first day of the year 2018 look now back at a world which was magnificent. Nothing was wrong and everybody could live in a Royal Garden if full peace (See Genesis 1). Centuries ago the man Job was inspired to write of God’s creation and describe how the Creator

“stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing … He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters …” (Job 26:7,10).

Job’s writings have come down to us from the earliest days of history and extended through the centuries when the prevailing

‘imagination of man was that the earth was flat: only in recent centuries did men realize the earth was some sort of “circle” and it was possible to sail around the earth.

Because of these ancient words, and many other reasons, we are able, as we read God’s word every day, to make constant progress.

Though we may live in an ungodly time, that makes it even far more important to come to take up that Book of books, the Bible, and to read it with more attention than we previously did.

Coming closer to the Last times we notice how scoffers, following their own ungodly passions, are trying to get people further away from the right path and away from the Divine Creator. Those who love the creation and in particular love the Maker of all, must be aware that we should work at ourselves to become worthy to meet Him.  Lovers of God should also know that they have to build themselves up in their most holy faith.

This new year we do hope to add some thoughts which shall be helpful to build up ourselves and all those who come along our website and our ecclesia. These regular articles under the title “Today’s thought” hopefully will be a positive step in the good direction.

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Additional reading

  1. Move forward, not standing still
  2. A year coming to its end and our Spiritual Senses
  3. Counting sands and stars
  4. We should use the Bible every day
  5. 500 years of a provision of the Word in the language of the peoples
  6. From Guestwriters 2016 in review
  7. Not missing your appointment in 2017
  8. The Door is Open
  9. Happy Chinese New Year
  10. What Are You Seeking?
  11. An academic year ending, again a new year standing ready for us
  12. Helping each other with prayer to start the new academic year
  13. A New Year and a New Person
  14. Different approach in organisation of services #1
  15. Joining for a new year in the assurance to be bought with a price
  16. The manager and Word of God
  17. Bible Companion now also available on Blackberry phones
  18. Questions on the Bible and Crossword Books
  19. Do Christians need to read the Old Testament
  20. Feed Your Faith Daily
  21. Absolute Basics to Reading the Bible
  22. Looking at things, distinctions resolutions and expressions
  23. Not able to make contact with God because to busy
  24. Appointed to be read
  25. Scripture alone Sola Scriptora

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  8. Good Job, Good Intentions!
  9. Three Steps to Getting Along With Your Family This Holiday
  10. Healing the Gender Divide
  11. How Public Empathy Fuels the Police State Fire
  12. Sheep, skeins, stitches, and a silly dog
  13. When Purgatory Beckons
  14. Devils & Gods
  15. #MeToo Has Debunked the ‘Lean In’ Philosophy | The Nation
  16. Women Share Stories Of Staying Silent & Speaking Out After Being Sexually Harassed Or Assaulted
  17. Rose McGowan Tells Media at ‘Me Too’ Roundtable: Stop Using the Word ‘Alleged’
  18. F-words: Fight, Flight, Freeze
  19. Meryl Streep ‘She Knew’ Posters Call Her Out For Weinstein Scandal
  20. Stop Treating Meryl Streep Like An Enemy Of #MeToo
  21. Meryl Streep ‘She Knew’ Posters Call Her Out For Weinstein Scandal
  22. #NotThemToo
  23. What makes some men sexual harassers?
  24. Russell Simmons’ Claim He’s Spiritually Changed Motivated Actress To Reveal Alleged Assault
  25. Winter wisdom from G.R.A.C.E.
  26. Resolution for the New Year: Keep Kids Safe
  27. Just Trying to Do Our Job
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