Deuteronomy for Disciples – Deuteronomy 27

(An excerpt from Deuteronomy for Disciples by Alfred Nicholls) The Divine account records only the cursings, and for a good reason, or so it seems to us: on the threshold of inheritance of the blessings it was the consequences of disobedience, every aspect of which described here was distinctively Canaanitish, which needed spelling out clearly.… Read More Deuteronomy for Disciples – Deuteronomy 27

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Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

Our readings in the book of Revelation lead to a description of the ultimate climax of human history – we read of visions, largely, but not entirely, in symbol, picturing God’s judgements. It is a time for opening “the book of life” (3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12,15; 21:27). The seventh and only other reference to “the… Read More Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

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Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

Today’s 2nd Bible reading describes the coming glory of God’s House, but the people are defiled. Nevertheless, God promises a future blessing with Zerubbabel chosen like God’s signet ring. Zerubbabel being picked out by the God of armies as His servant, who will be like a ring that has God His royal mark on it.… Read More Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “Not by man but With God is the sum total of all wisdom and of all power” (December 10)

From friends you must have it. They may speak wisely but also can utter foolishness. Job tells his friends that they take an attitude as if they know everything. His friends might be the voice of the people. Job warns them that when they die, wisdom will die with them. (Job 12:1-2) In the previous… Read More Today’s thought “Not by man but With God is the sum total of all wisdom and of all power” (December 10)

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Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

How many can speak with confidence these days? Certainly politicians can’t, although they often try to sound that way! We read the last chapter of Hebrews today where Paul is emphasising to them the need to be positive in their attitude to the spiritual aspects of life. His first four words are, “Let brotherly love… Read More Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4) Today’s Jeremiah 25 is very disturbing. The prophet is receiving visions from God of future events, some of the visions include a future then far distant. God’s judgements are about to fall on Jerusalem. Jeremiah is told “this whole land shall become a… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

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Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

Jesus Is Greater than Moses Today we look at three letters of the apostle Paul to the Hebrews. The man who first  prosecuted the followers of Jesus but was called by Jesus now understands that those followers of Jeshua (Jesus Christ) have to be holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God. People who… Read More Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

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Today’s thought “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

“Wickedness burns like a fire” Isaiah 9 Isaiah has a blunt and challenging message for his people in today’s chapter 9 – it is rather in contrast to the positive picture we read in Joshua 19 where the people cross the Jordan into the promised land. Isaiah says, “For wickedness burns like a fire” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

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Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

“God who knows the heart …” Today we read about a conference of a serious nature that took place in Jerusalem among the disciples and other principal brethren; it was about problems that had arisen among the believers. Some of the Pharisees who were now believers in Christ were saying that the Gentiles whom Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

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Today’s thought “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

“We are witnesses of all that he did” In Acts 10 today there is yet another dramatic account of how the message of Christ spread further afield. The Apostle Peter is caught up in a situation he never thought possible; it was that of witnessing to a Roman centurion and his relatives and close friends.… Read More Today’s thought “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

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