Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17)

Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17) Numbers 36 Obedience Sometimes situations arise when we are vexed by a question and we don’t know what to do. Often the answer is found in the word of God.  At other times our situation is not covered by what is in the Bible… Read More Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17)

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Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)

Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12) The first verse of Jeremiah 33 tells of how “The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah … while he was still shut up in the court of the guard” and told him of the judgments he was about to bring. They would… Read More Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)

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Special issue of The Testimony: The Commandments of Christ

TESTIMONY special issue Vol. 90 No. 1,060 May-June 2020 For the study and defence of the holy Scripture Previous issues from THE TESTIMONY • The Name of Jesus Christ. A survey of Bible teaching on the major aspects of this half of the gospel message. 84 pages. 50p. • The Judges of Israel. Their life… Read More Special issue of The Testimony: The Commandments of Christ

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Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24) Today we continued reading Jeremiah and saw the exchange of words between the Lord and the prophet. There is no genuine spirituality left among the people, it is all a sham – yet the prophet appeals to God to act to relieve the terrible famine that… Read More Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

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Today’s thought July 13 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 3:25

“We have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our fathers; from our youth till this day we have not obeyed the LORD our God” (Jer 3:25). Where the prophets of Israel witnessed against the spiritual abuses among their contemporaries they did so while still continuing full fellowship with those whom they denounced.… Read More Today’s thought July 13 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 3:25

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Today’s thought July 10 Reading 2 – Isaiah 66:23: From one New Moon to another

” ‘From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,’ says the LORD” (Isa 66:23). “There is an evident counterpart to the Mosaic monthly institution in the blessed age that is coming with the advent of the saints to power. It is ‘from… Read More Today’s thought July 10 Reading 2 – Isaiah 66:23: From one New Moon to another

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Today’s thought “A glorious name” (July 7)

Today’s thought “A glorious name” (July 7) We are reading in Samuel of David’s great successes. 2 Samuel 8:13 tells us “David made a name for himself” – that is, developed a reputation, and our chapters now tell us of Saul’s jealousy over this and his efforts to kill him despite the intercessions of his… Read More Today’s thought “A glorious name” (July 7)

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Today’s thought “Judges Discussion Notes” (June 10)

Here is an extract from the notes relating to today’s reading, Judges chapter 7: “Gideon’s volunteer army is drastically reduced at God’s command, for victory must be seen to have come from Israel’s God, not their military might. Any remaining doubts Gideon had are settled when he overhears a conversation between two enemy soldiers. Dividing… Read More Today’s thought “Judges Discussion Notes” (June 10)

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Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9)

Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9) Our chapters today combine to create an abundance of thoughts for our meditation. We must read them carefully and reflectively. In Judges we read how Gideon learnt to “draw near to God” – but his experience followed from when “the angel of the LORD appeared to… Read More Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9)

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Today’s Thought “To save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (June 02)

Our Hebrews reading includes a long quotation (8:8-12) from the prophet Jeremiah. This starts with “Behold the days are coming” and ends with “for they shall all know me [the LORD] from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more”.… Read More Today’s Thought “To save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (June 02)

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Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16) Deuteronomy 33-34, Colossians 3-4 Today we read the last two chapters of Colossians – and also the last two in Deuteronomy which feature Moses final words – and then God buried him, his work for God was completed. Paul is in chains, as the last verse of… Read More Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15) This saying in Paul’s message to the Colossians arrested our attention this morning. He tells them, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition …” (2:8). Jesus had warned against “traditions” that religious leaders… Read More Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

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Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12) Deuteronomy 29, Isaiah 1, Acts 27 What a soul stirring set of chapters we read today! First we read more of Moses final message to God’s people; God’s command to him is to emphasise “the covenant that he had made with them at Horeb” (Deuteronomy… Read More Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

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Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)

Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11) The more we live – doing our best to serve God – the more there are occasions and situations when we sense “the help that comes from God” through his Son. This inspiring statement was made by Paul of his experiences, as he gave his… Read More Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)

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Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5)

Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5) There is a very interesting link between our three readings today. The early church has a crisis meeting to decide whether the new Gentile converts should be expected to keep the Law of Moses. Leaders including Paul, Barnabas, Peter and James participate in, what we would… Read More Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5)

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Today’s thought “We must obey God …” (April 28)

Today’s thought “We must obey God …” (April 28) The above statement was made by Peter and the Apostles when they were brought before the council. They were told “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name” (Acts 5:28). The council then warned the Apostles, saying, “you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching,… Read More Today’s thought “We must obey God …” (April 28)

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Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26) What sort of person is the Lord seeking to call? As we completed reading Peter’s speech on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 today this familiar question surfaced again. It was a remarkable speech before this great crowd intrigued to hear all these… Read More Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

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Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

Today’s thought “To know what was in your heart” (April 24) All our readings today are memorable ones; they challenge our contemplation! The words, “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” should be familiar to us as words Jesus uttered when… Read More Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

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