Today’s thought “Being made prosperous and numerous on conditions” (May 13)

In today’s reading we read that Jehovah keeps His promise and brings His chosen ones into the hind which their fathers possessed. “5 and Jehovah thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. 6… Read More Today’s thought “Being made prosperous and numerous on conditions” (May 13)

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Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10)

Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10) In our Deuteronomy reading today the word ‘Amen’ occurs no less than twelve times! Very soon now the Israelites will be crossing the Jordan, but Moses will no longer be their leader. Their crossing of the Jordan carries great symbolism, “Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, ‘Keep… Read More Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10)

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Today’s thought “no eye for the coming king and real liberation” (May 04)

Today’s thought “no eye for the coming king and real liberation” (May 04) Deuteronomy 21, Songs of songs 1, Acts 13 On  April the 27th the northern part of the Low countries celebrated Koningsdag or King’s Day (marking the birth of KingWillem-Alexander) and got a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the… Read More Today’s thought “no eye for the coming king and real liberation” (May 04)

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Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03)

Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03) “ and shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye draw nigh this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint; fear not, nor tremble, neither be ye affrighted at them;” (De 20:3 ASV) Like God said in the ancient… Read More Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03)

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Today’s thought “prepare the roads for yourself and divide for the way to peace with Cities of Refuge” (May 02)

Today’s thought “prepare the roads for yourself and divide for the way to peace with Cities of Refuge” (May 02) Deuteronomy 19 Cities of Refuge To Be Appointed — vs. 1-3 God has given land to His chosen people. Six cities of Refuge for the administration of Justice were to be appointed in accordance with the instruction… Read More Today’s thought “prepare the roads for yourself and divide for the way to peace with Cities of Refuge” (May 02)

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Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28) Deuteronomy 15, Ecclesiastes 7, Acts 5,6 We continue reading the laws which Moses set out in great detail for the people who would become a functioning nation in the promised land they were about to enter. These laws challenge our thinking, seeing they are divinely ordained laws –… Read More Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

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Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25)

Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25) Deuteronomy 10-11 We continue to read Moses’ final message – a wondrous exhortation to the tribes of Israel – before he died and they entered the promised land without him. These chapters in Deuteronomy have a powerful message. Much of what Moses says to them we… Read More Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25)

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Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24) Deuteronomy 8-9, In today’s reading we are requested to carefully obey every command Jehovah, the Most High Maker God has given us. He let us know that when we keep His commandments we will live and grow in number.… Read More Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

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Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21)

Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21) Deuteronomy 4, Proverbs 31, John 15,16 Today we have a remarkable set of meaningful readings. In Deuteronomy Moses commences his final exhortation to his nation; in Proverbs, the final chapter is taken to be an exhortation from the mother of Solomon (Bathsheba), a message that at the… Read More Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21)

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Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18)

Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18) Deuteronomy 1 Today we read the message Moses gave the people of Israel when they were in the desert east of the Jordan River, in the Jordan Valley near Suph, between Paran and the towns of Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. In his farewell… Read More Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18)

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Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17)

Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17) Numbers 36 Obedience Sometimes situations arise when we are vexed by a question and we don’t know what to do. Often the answer is found in the word of God.  At other times our situation is not covered by what is in the Bible… Read More Today’s thought “They did as Jehovah God commanded Moses” (April 17)

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Today’s thought “Shine where you are” (April 16)

Today’s thought “Shine where you are” (April 16) Numbers 35 The Levites were not given a piece of land within the boundaries of Israel as their inheritance. Instead the Levites were scattered throughout the land and were given various cities within the areas of the other tribes.   This is what the children of Israel… Read More Today’s thought “Shine where you are” (April 16)

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Today’s thought “Not … able to go beyond …” (April 7)

Today’s thought “Not … able to go beyond …” (April 7) All our chapters today are most meaningful and we could follow a dozen different lines of thought and draw resultant lessons. In Numbers we completed reading the drama of Balaam; he was a prophet, but not an Israelite. He had some contact with Yahweh… Read More Today’s thought “Not … able to go beyond …” (April 7)

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Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8) A person with leprosy in Bible times was expected to cry out “unclean, unclean” so that people would know not to touch him or her for fear of contagion and become infected. The word ‘Leprosy’ covers a multitude of skin infections, some serious, some not; and we read in… Read More Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

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Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7)

Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7) Leviticus 14 is the chapter for today’s Bible reading. It is a chapter about the law concerning those who have infectious skin diseases, after they have been cleansed. In general terms leprosy is associated with sin. But notice that leprosy can be cleansed! Leprosy… Read More Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7)

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Today’s thought “Period of uncleanness and offerings” (March 1)

Today’s thought “Period of uncleanness and offerings” (March 6) “1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman conceive seed, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the {1 } impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean.… Read More Today’s thought “Period of uncleanness and offerings” (March 1)

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Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

In today’s readings Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 we read about the fear for God and the love of God and how we many not be ignorant about spiritual gifts. These days we also have a closer look at the sent one from God to whom we should look for eternal life. Our bible readings tell us… Read More Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

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Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16)

Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16) In Exodus we are reading all the details of the construction of the tabernacle. This was to be the centre of worship for the Israelites for hundreds of years to come. All the detail of its construction and its measurements are given; this may seem… Read More Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16)

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