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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Thought for today: It is our prayer that we might please our Father by helping those in need

It is our prayer that, together, we might please our Father by helping those in need:       “Is not this the fast I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share… Read More Thought for today: It is our prayer that we might please our Father by helping those in need

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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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Today’s thought The little word “if” (August 11)

Today’s thought The little word “if” (August 11) Today’s reading in 1 Kings 6 describes how Solomon in the fourth year of his reign began to build a most remarkable temple on the mount in Jerusalem. It took him seven years (verse 38) to build. We read, “When the house was built; it was with… Read More Today’s thought The little word “if” (August 11)

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Today’s thought: Because they have called you an outcast (August 9)

“Because they have called you an outcast” (August 9) Jeremiah is told, “Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you” (30:2). The reason is given in the following verse, “For behold the days are coming … when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah … I… Read More Today’s thought: Because they have called you an outcast (August 9)

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Today’s thought “Blessed is the man who …” (July 27)

Today’s thought “Blessed is the man who …” (July 27) It is our chapter in Jeremiah that particularly jumps out for our mediation today, but first we read the sad story of the trouble that developed in the family of David following his sin with Bathsheba and her husband, adultery and murder! God “put away”… Read More Today’s thought “Blessed is the man who …” (July 27)

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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 “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20)

Today’s thought “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20) Jeremiah 10 starts with a challenging message – just as appropriate for today as it was then. The nation had become totally godless – and we see many comparisons in the messages Jeremiah is caused to give them – with God’s… Read More Today’s thought “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20)

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Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18)

Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18) As we continue reading Jeremiah we see how uncertain the way of life surrounding him had become – just like today. God says to him, “You shall say to them … they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in… Read More Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 5:6 – Great rebellion

“Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will ravage them, a leopard will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces any who venture out, for their rebellion is great and their backslidings many” (Jer 5:6). Notice all the “wild beasts” which would “tear” and “devour”… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 5:6 – Great rebellion

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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 11 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 1 – Historical prophecy

Consider Jeremiah as a type, or historical prophecy, of our Lord Jesus Christ: In his birth and calling: an appointed prophet to the nations, having God’s words in his mouth: Jer 1:5,9. As a lamb brought to the slaughter: Christ, having done no sin – neither was guile found in his mouth–  suffered for us,… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 1 – Historical prophecy

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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 July 9 Reading 2 – Isa 65:16 Invokers of a blessing

“Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the God of truth; he who takes an oath in the land will swear by the God of truth” (Isa 65:16). “Abraham was told that all nations would bless themselves in his Seed (Psa 72:17). With reference to these superlative truths, Paul declared with… Read More Today’s thought July 9 Reading 2 – Isa 65:16 Invokers of a blessing

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Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8) First we read 1 Samuel 20, an account of Saul’s increasing jealousy of David – and his developing desire to kill him: such is human nature and its self-centredness. We constantly see this around us – it is more evident than ever at election times! Then… Read More Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

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