Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28) We are reading the dramatic story of Esther. When I was young, around sixty years ago – and a member of the large Melbourne Youth Group – we put on an elaborate presentation of Esther and I played the part of Mordecai. It is the sort… Read More Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

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Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

In the Daily Bible reading of November the 20th we read how Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. Because many could not read Ezra himself read from the scroll of Moses’ laws… Read More Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

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Signs of the times – “Cornish tin found in Israel”

A few months ago a scientific journal, PLOS One, published a remarkable paper written by an international team of scientists – from Germany, Italy, the USA and Israel. They provided the results of their analysis of twenty-seven tin ingots (blocks) found at “well-known sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea” – some from shipwrecks off the… Read More Signs of the times – “Cornish tin found in Israel”

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Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5)

Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5) Throughout the ages there have been times people loved to remember their dead with bringing offers to them. Many times several gods and ghosts were revered. More than once people had forgotten about the Most important Book for life. When Josiah was eight years and… Read More Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5)

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Signs of the times – “The Iranian corridor”

In recent years Iran has gradually extended its influence across the Middle East – both directly and through proxies – and its unremitting hostility to the State of Israel is a source of deep concern in that country. Recent press reports, such as the following comments from The Guardian, have highlighted Tehran’s determination to have… Read More Signs of the times – “The Iranian corridor”

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Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06)

Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06) 2Sa 24: “The final chapter of the book reveals David in a wonderful light. His character, moulded by the trials of life, is shown to be mindful of his people as a mediator in Israel’s time of trouble. The people had been guilty… Read More Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06)

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Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

It has recently been announced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics that the country’s population now exceeds nine million. As of March this year the number of Jews had reached 6,697,000, or 74.2% of the population, with 1,890,000 (20.9%) who are Arab, and 434,000 (4.8%) who belong to other religious or ethnic groups. The Times… Read More Signs of the times – “Returning to the land”

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Today’s thought “Remembering the wrong done.” (August 03)

Today’s thought “Don’t remember the wrong your servant did” (August 03) Let us stay for a moment by the Bible text we read yesterday. 2Sa 19:20 20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come this day the first of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet… Read More Today’s thought “Remembering the wrong done.” (August 03)

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Today’s thought “The king was shaken and wept.” (August 02)

Today’s thought “The king was shaken and wept.” (August 02) 2Sa 19:1 19 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom. (2 Samuel 19:1 ASV) 2Sa 19: “As we look back, David seems to stand out apart from all others in the history of Israel. Moses truly is a far more… Read More Today’s thought “The king was shaken and wept.” (August 02)

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Today’s thought “I will arise and pursue after David” (July 31)

Today’s thought “I will arise and pursue after David” (July 31) 17 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: 2 and I will come upon him while he is weary and weak-handed, and will make him afraid; and all the people… Read More Today’s thought “I will arise and pursue after David” (July 31)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 29:1-4 Leaving it to God to work it out in His own way

“The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel. As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish. The commanders of the Philistines asked, ‘What about these Hebrews?’ Achish replied, ‘Is this not David,… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 29:1-4 Leaving it to God to work it out in His own way

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

“Saul continues his relentless pursuit of David, irrespective of the divine determination that the young man who defeated Goliath was Yahweh’s anointed-elect. It is a sad commentary on human nature that it acts in opposition to the divine will, even within the community of the faithful. The Lord Jesus himself was pursued to his death… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

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Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

David saved Keilah (men of his own tribe) from the Philistines, but then found himself, with his men, in a walled town. To Saul this was a splendid opportunity to capture or kill David — it was so much easier than hunting him in the open wilderness. And the men of Keilah, mindful of what… Read More Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

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Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs

Having come into a time of many natural disasters (tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms), famines and wars we should be aware that it can well be that we are now living in a special period and a time of many signs, which should awaken us or make us alert for times to come.

“42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44, NASB)… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs

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