Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18) Yesterday we could see in his letter to the Thessalonians that Paul could find encouragement by the believers there of which he had many positive things to say, rather in contrast to the Corinthians. Though it appeared that there were also those in Thessalonica who were… Read More Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

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Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)

Today’s thought “let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)   Being “conversed” to put the old self (our previous or old life) away, having stripped off the old human nature, and having taken on the new self (by our new birth), we try to put any anger, rage, wickedness,… Read More Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude – Not aiming at this world” (May 16) In yesterday’s Bible reading we could see how the apostle Paul remembered his fellow brethren and sisters in the small Phrygian city Colossia or Colossae near Laodicea, that he worked hard for them and for those in Laodicea he… Read More Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15)

Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15) In the previous posting we looked at a “death” and spoke about Saul of Tarsus seeing the stoning of apostle Stephen. At the beginning of this contemporary time table, we find several people who were willing to face death by stoning, like Stephen, or in the… Read More Today’s thought “Death by being taken captive” (May 15)

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Today’s thought “Ability to circumcise your heart” (May 13)

Today’s thought “Circumcise your heart” (May 12) 6 The Lord, your God, will circumcise your hearts[a] and the hearts of your descendants, so that you will love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart and your whole being, in order that you may live. (Deuteronomy 30:6 New American Bible Revised Edition) 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskins… Read More Today’s thought “Ability to circumcise your heart” (May 13)

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Today’s thought “Ability to see that God is not dead” (May 12)

Today’s thought “God is not dead” (May 12) Being able to live makes us also being able to think, handle and for this handling we must make choices. Therefore we do received the ability to choose between good and bad. Moses was also put before many choices and did not always have it easy to… Read More Today’s thought “Ability to see that God is not dead” (May 12)

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Today’s thought “Ability to receive ableness from God” (May 11)

Today’s thought “Ability that comes from God” (May 11) When you read this article it means first of all that you exist and as such have the abilityto live and that you are able to read, think and understand. Being able to live we are confronted with choices in our life we have to make.… Read More Today’s thought “Ability to receive ableness from God” (May 11)

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Today’s thought by the French elections and right-wing populism in the world

Today’s thought “Taking Christ as our example” (May 8) Yesterday the far right and populist party of Marine Le Pen did not reach the necessary votes to have her on the presidential seat. But her 1/3rd brought lots of French voters to give a signal to show the world that certain people are not wanted… Read More Today’s thought by the French elections and right-wing populism in the world

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Being in isolation #2 Looking at the word “Isolation”

Being in isolation When talking about a person being in isolation we do have to look for the meaning behind “being in isolation” first. Is it about someone or something to isolate or is it about an isolable condition or a tendency towards isolation or isolationism. To isolate or to place in detached situation, like… Read More Being in isolation #2 Looking at the word “Isolation”

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Assimilation of the mind to the divine ideas, principles, and affections exhibited in the Scriptures

“Salvation depends upon the assimilation of the mind to the divine ideas, principles, and affections exhibited in the Scriptures. This process commences with a belief of the gospel, but is by no means completed thereby; it takes a lifetime for its scope, and untiring diligence for its accomplishment. The mind is naturally alien from God… Read More Assimilation of the mind to the divine ideas, principles, and affections exhibited in the Scriptures

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Thought for September 8 Weak but standing strong in the ground swell

Philippians 4:1-9 The Scriptures 1998+  (1)  So then, my brothers, beloved and longed-for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Master, beloved.  (2)  I appeal to Euodia and I appeal to Suntuche to be of the same mind in the Master.  (3)  And I also ask you, true companion, help these women who laboured… Read More Thought for September 8 Weak but standing strong in the ground swell

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Today’s thought “Let us test and examine our ways” (September 2)

Today’s thought “Let us test and examine our ways” (September 2) We have a diverse range of inspired lessons in our readings today. First, from a human perspective it is understandable that Elisha’s proclamation of “thus says the LORD, tomorrow about this time …” (2 Kings 7:1) there will be an abundance of food –… Read More Today’s thought “Let us test and examine our ways” (September 2)

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