Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5) Modern technology is making it possible for the authorities to have “eyes” in many places. This enables them to sometimes identify and track down offenders – or issue publicity to achieve this. In the Proverbs we see the same point is made. Long before human… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

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Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23) We started reading Proverbs today – it expresses many blunt contrasts – there is a right way of living and a wrong way – and no middle way. We will find comparisons with the parables of Jesus we are reading in Luke, some of which are developed from… Read More Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21) David’s Psalm 145 is a remarkable song of praise, extolling all that God must be. In reading or singing this Psalm each of us must think carefully about each point David makes. It becomes so easy, especially with hymns we become very familiar… Read More Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

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Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16) “Remember O LORD in David’s favour, all the hardships he endured, how he swore to the LORD and vowed …” (Psalm 132:1,2). The prayer and petition in that Psalm has a very significant lesson for us. What particular thing did David vow to do… Read More Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

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Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15)

Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15) Our Psalms and Luke readings today link together to encourage us to think and live positively in a world that surrounds us with false values. There are times when these greatly affect us and they can threaten to be overwhelming. We have all had times… Read More Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15)

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Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13) Psalm 121 today begins with a question and sometimes this is not recognised. The Psalmist is lifting up his eyes to the hills and asking, “from where does my help come?” The pagan people around and all too often the Jewish people also, looked to… Read More Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

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Today’s thought “In wisdom you have made them all” (February 28)

Today’s thought “In wisdom you have made them all” (February 28) In today’s Psalm (104) we read, “O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” (verse 24). Today, as naturalists and others explore more of the earth, they are discovering more and… Read More Today’s thought “In wisdom you have made them all” (February 28)

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Today’s thought “For you O LORD, have made me glad …” (February 22)

Today’s thought “For you O LORD, have made me glad …” (February 22) Today’s Psalm 92 tells us “It is good … to declare your steadfast love in the morning” (verses 1,2). It is important to begin each day with taking at least a little time to focus our thoughts upon God, to declare to… Read More Today’s thought “For you O LORD, have made me glad …” (February 22)

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Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14)

Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14) Scanning our eyes through today’s reading of Psalm 78, our attention was arrested by the many references to God’s people Israel that – they did this, and they did that. I counted twenty-seven times the word “they” occurred! The word ‘they” was used in reference to… Read More Today’s thought “They flattered … they lied” (February 14)

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Extra verses to remember having the whole earth be filled with glory for Blessed Jehovah God

“18  Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, Who only doeth wondrous things: 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever; And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen.” (Ps 72:18-19 ASV) “ Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen, and Amen.” (Ps 89:52 ASV) + To remember Nu… Read More Extra verses to remember having the whole earth be filled with glory for Blessed Jehovah God

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Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9) Today’s Psalm 72 is a prayer David wrote at the end of his life – addressed to the Lord about Solomon – who was taking over as king. What a vision David had in doing this, it is evident the Lord took his thoughts… Read More Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

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Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)

Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)   Readings for today: Exodus 11 + 12, Psalm 66 + 67, Mark 1   Today’s Psalm 68 is a declaration of God in action for those who serve him, “God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered and those who hate him shall flee… Read More Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)

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Begrijpend Zingen – Psalmen 56-59 Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God

Op de pagina Begrijpend Zingen komen de psalmen 56-59 aan de orde. Het is de moeite waard in deze overdenking wat dieper in te gaan op Psalm 59. David bevindt zich in grote moeilijkheden, zelfs fysiek gevaar, want hij bidt: “Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God; beveilig mij voor hen die tegen mij… Read More Begrijpend Zingen – Psalmen 56-59 Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God

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Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 56: Vertrouwen op God

Op de wijs van: ‘De duif in de verre eikenbomen.’ schreef David Psalm 56 nadat de Filistijnen hem bij Gath gevangen hadden genomen. Wij komen vermoedelijk niet  in zulke hachelijke omstandigheden als David, maar toch kunnen wij het zeer benauwd hebben of ons in gevaar voelen. Ook kunnen wij momenten hebben dat wij graag zouden… Read More Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 56: Vertrouwen op God

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Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 55: Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God

Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God David de schaapherder heeft “zowel leeuw als beer verslagen”; hij heeft Goliath gedood (1 Samuël 17:36,49). Als koning van Israël heeft hij de Filistijnen en andere vijanden verslagen (2 Samuël 8). David was onoverwinnelijk: voor welke tegenstander zou hij vrezen? Maar lees Psalm 55, en de held van de… Read More Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 55: Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God

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Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26)

Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26) Today’s Psalm 46 fills us with a sense of awe; one cannot avoid concluding it is a prophecy that has its ultimate application to the climax of the era in which we live – an age when God is ignored and is believed by most not to… Read More Today’s thought “Our refuge and strength” (January 26)

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Extra verses to remember by the reading of Psalm 45 A Great name to Praise God

“ Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured {1 } into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. {1) Or upon } (Ps 45:2 ASV) “ Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” (Ps 45:7 ASV)… Read More Extra verses to remember by the reading of Psalm 45 A Great name to Praise God

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Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25)

Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25) The above quotation is found in the final verse of today’s Psalm 45. The whole Psalm is an awesome heart challenging description of the kingdom – and of Jesus – saying that “grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever”… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25)

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Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23)

Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23) Today’s Psalm 42 has this particularly challenging verse, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (verse 2). We linked this verse in with the two parables we read today in Matthew 25. There is first a… Read More Today’s thought “My soul thirsts for God” (January 23)

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