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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Signs of the times – “Anti-Semitism on the increase”

As the United Kingdom embarks on a General Election campaign, the issue of anti-Semitism has once again come to the fore, particularly in relation to the main opposition party – Labour – under its current leadership. Recently, a front page editorial in the Jewish Chronicle appealed to the electorate not to support this party, accusing… Read More Signs of the times – “Anti-Semitism on the increase”

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Division of the countries and inconclusive elections

What a divided world we live in at the moment. Two Israeli elections this year have failed to produce an outright winner, and its President and leaders now have to determine how an effective government can be formed. The nation is divided. On November the 11th the results from the Spanish elections were inconclusive, showing… Read More Division of the countries and inconclusive elections

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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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Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6)

Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6) Our Chronicles reading today tells us of how a Passover celebration was organised by King Josiah (recall our thoughts yesterday) and that “No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet” (2 Chronicles 35:18). Josiah was highly thought of, but… Read More Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6)

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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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Thought for today November 4th Going to graveyards and people going to dust

Yesterday we thought about the greatness of our Divine Creator, Who has to become recognized and praised as the One and Only True God.  Him being the Most High Living God, Lord above all gods and lords, and should be greatly praised, and be beautiful in elevation, so that the whole world may come to… Read More Thought for today November 4th Going to graveyards and people going to dust

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Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Today lots of people go to the graves of their beloved. Most of the time of the year they think not about them, but near the end of October they start worrying about graves to be cleaned and think about the dead and ghosts. Yesterday children came along the doors singing “trick or treat” and… Read More Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

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Prayer of a man of flesh and blood who is authorized and glorified by God

In the reading of today October 22, John 17, Jesus prays for himself, his disciples, and his future followers, of which we should be part of. But Jesus also prayed that the hour had come for God to glorify His son, that His son may glorify the Most High God. Lots of people who take… Read More Prayer of a man of flesh and blood who is authorized and glorified by God

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Not waiting until something serious happens in the life of those around us

The world has lots of people wondering about life, afterlife, and about different sorts of powers manipulating or influencing life. When growing up people are confronted with a lot of questions they would love to see answered. Some of them they shall never find answered. Others may receive a dissatisfying answer, whilst other questions in… Read More Not waiting until something serious happens in the life of those around us

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Fullness of summer and abundance of harvest found in the satisfying plenitude of life in Christ

Enjoying life on holiday, often people do find more time to reflect about life, what we have done and how everything went, not only the last year but also the previous years. Even when we travel later in Summer or even when the astronomical Autumn has started already, we can be able to find the… Read More Fullness of summer and abundance of harvest found in the satisfying plenitude of life in Christ

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What governed the inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible?

The reason of inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible is to be found in the belief the Jews entertained that the “collection of the sacred books was defined under Divine guidance, and closed at the Divine command”. … Read More What governed the inclusion of some and the exclusion of other texts in the Bible?

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