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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Today’s thought “Will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire” (August 05)

Today’s thought “Will He not cause to prosper     all my help and my desire” (August 05) [a]Verily my house is not so with God; Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in all things, and sure: For it is all my salvation, and all my desire, Although he maketh it not to… Read More Today’s thought “Will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire” (August 05)

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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 “Is there “shalom” (peace) for Absalom?’” (August 01)

Today’s thought “Is there “shalom” (peace) for Absalom?’” (August 01) 2Sa 18:29: 29 And the king said, [a]Is it well with the young man Absalom? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent the king’s servant, [b]even me thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was. (2 Samuel 18:29 ASV) Is the… Read More Today’s thought “Is there “shalom” (peace) for Absalom?’” (August 01)

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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: In the Holiday-time not being lazy for God (Summer 2018)

Today’s thought Desire that every one shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end (July 26) These last few days we had some beautiful weather, with real Summer time temperatures between 31 and 36° C (in some places 39° C) . As man often likes to complain, some people did… Read More Today’s thought: In the Holiday-time not being lazy for God (Summer 2018)

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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 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

“They have now driven me from my share in the LORD’S inheritance and have said, ‘Go, serve other gods’ ” (1Sa 26:19). David’s sad words here demonstrate that his greatest sense of loss in exile was not that of his personal comfort or material prosperity, but rather his opportunity for fellowship with God. By making… Read More Today’s thought July 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

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Today’s thought July 12 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 25 Faithful wife of the wicked Nabal

Commenting on the example of Abigail — the faithful wife of the wicked Nabal — Jane Roberts writes: “It sometimes happens that the husband is overbearing, and forgets the conditions which engender a loving and ready service on the part of his wife. He neglects the working out of his pattern, and takes to admonishing… Read More Today’s thought July 12 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 25 Faithful wife of the wicked Nabal

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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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Today’s thought July 9 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 22:2 – Leader of the distressed giving rest and being elevated to kingship

“All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader” (1Sa 22:2). Here is the beginning of David’s new flock — these were the “sheep” he was to protect from the beasts of prey! In the fulfillment of this Old Testament type, the New Testament finds… Read More Today’s thought July 9 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 22:2 – Leader of the distressed giving rest and being elevated to kingship

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