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 “You shall not join hands with …” (February 13)

Today’s thought “You shall not join hands with …” (February 13) Shaking and joining hands is a physical sign of friendship, but Moses uses the term in an opposite context in today’s Exodus 23. We read his warnings about joining hands for bad reasons. He makes some down-to-earth statements of things that God sees as… Read More Today’s thought “You shall not join hands with …” (February 13)

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Today’s thought “God has come to test you …” (February 10)

Today’s thought “God has come to test you …” (February 10) Exodus 19 + 20 We read today in great detail of the arrival of the people of Israel at Mount Sinai on “the third new moon” (Exodus 19:1). For the great mass of people with their flocks and herds, it had been a testing… Read More Today’s thought “God has come to test you …” (February 10)

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Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2) Romans 12 is one of the most significant in God’s word. How significant for us is the advice given in verse 12. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The world around us offers nothing in which we can genuinely rejoice.… Read More Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

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Today’s thought “Lift up your eyes and see – God shall know it” (January 18)

In today’s reading Genesis 31 we hear about a dream of Jacob and him knowing that the father of Rachel and Leah did not regarded him with favour as he did before. But he also knew that the God of his father had been with him all the time (verse 4-5) In this chapter of… Read More Today’s thought “Lift up your eyes and see – God shall know it” (January 18)

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Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8)

Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8) Today we read more of God’s dealings with Abraham, at that stage called Abram, we read, “the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield …’” (Genesis 15:1). Abram had become concerned because he had not fathered a… Read More Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8)

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Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4)

Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4) Today we read details about the extensive missionary work of the Apostle Paul; first with Barnabas, then with Silas. Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch and “declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles”… Read More Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4)

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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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