Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26) Just as parts of the Psalms, such as 22:1 and 16:10,11 foreshadowed events and sayings in the mortal life of our Lord, so Psalms 46 and 47 we read today can be seen as portraying the awesome events at and after the time of his… Read More Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

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Today’s thought “to Remind us of the wonder of God’s creation” (January 09)

In our Bible readings today Psalm 19 reminds us of the wonder of God’s creation. All that He has made in the heavens declares His glory, with every part perfectly designed for its role and purpose. Although the heavenly bodies have no voice, they speak volumes about the mighty Creator, witnessing to His majesty and… Read More Today’s thought “to Remind us of the wonder of God’s creation” (January 09)

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Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5) There are some really challenging sayings of Jesus in the first twenty-seven verses of Matthew 7 today. Then his comment in verses 28,29 jumps out at us. “When Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who… Read More Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

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Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

Though in the vision of today’s reading in the Book of Zechariah, the wickedness of Judah is contained and sent far away to Babylon, where it is not only tolerated but is worshipped, Zechariah’s prophecy also gives us an inspiring look into the future when those who “endure” will “reign with the king in Zion”.… Read More Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

On the 21st day of the 7th month (Av = July-August), the prophet Haggai gave a second message from the Eternal. (Haggai 2:1) He asked about Zerubbabel (Shealtiel’s son and Judah’s governor), Joshua (Jehozadak’s son and the high priest), and all those who returned from exile, or any of them still living who saw how… Read More Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

What ominous warnings do we read in today’s chapter in Zephaniah! They are a sequel to what we read yesterday – they are a challenge for us to act to make sure we are on the Lord’s side – now! Hopefully all those who read and know their Bibles are already in the process of… Read More Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

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Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

The Eternal One Devar Hashem Jehovah brought a message for the whole world. Jehovah God gave it to a man named Zephaniah when Josiah (Amon’s son) was the king of Judah. Zephaniah’s father was Cushi, the son of Gedaliah (Amariah’s son and a descendant of a commoner named Hezekiah). (Zephaniah 1:1) Eternal One said He… Read More Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “That by it you may grow up into salvation” (December 12)

“That you may grow up into salvation” We meditate thoughtfully on Peter’s first letter: he was writing to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1) – primarily Jews – as James (1:1) had also done “To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (1:1). Peter names them as being in “Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia”… Read More Today’s thought “That by it you may grow up into salvation” (December 12)

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Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

Unceasing evil The above two words are the last words in the short prophecy of Nahum we read this morning. His three chapters are “an oracle concerning Nineveh” (1:1). You will remember that Jonah reluctantly went there, but they responded to his preaching of warning that in “forty days” they would be destroyed because of… Read More Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

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Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19) Living in these godless days we may not forget the many prophesies, stories and parables which are told in the Book of books, the Bible. Ages after those writings were heard for the first time, we should be more aware that… Read More Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7) We have some interesting chapters in the Old Testament to read today. Firstly in 2 Chronicles 35 we read how Israel’s last good king Josiah organised a tremendous celebration of the Passover, remarkably, “No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since… Read More Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

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Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

Hosea 3 tells us about God loving His People Israel, even though many of them look to other gods and love flagons of wine or raisin cakes (Hosea 3:1). About God His people we do know they, as the prophesies spoke about them, were going to live many days without king or prince, them waiting… Read More Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

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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 “Look you scoffers” (November 3)

Today’s thought > “Look you scoffers” (November 3) Today we read how the missionary work of the dramatically converted Paul began in earnest. Many of the Jews however, are jealous of his popularity and this blinds their minds to the message he is preaching. He warns them, “Beware, therefore lest what is said in the… Read More Today’s thought “Look you scoffers” (November 3)

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Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2)

Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2) What a challenging set of readings we have today! 2 Chronicles 31 details the extensive work of Hezekiah after the success of the great Passover we read about yesterday. “All Israel”, we read today, that had participated in this Passover “went out … and broke …… Read More Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2)

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Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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