Today’s thought June 20: The hand of the LORD has gone out against me

From a love story going deeper than just the story of a man and a woman. The account of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi has a special message for us in encouraging us to see the ‘bigger picture’ of life, the picture as God sees it. Because of a severe famine Naomi with her husband… Read More Today’s thought June 20: The hand of the LORD has gone out against me

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Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9)

Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9) When you “walk” you usually have a destination in mind! Yet, there can be options as to how it is to be reached. It can be, if you are careless in how you plot your walk, that you fail to reach your intended destination. Now compare… Read More Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9)

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Today’s Thought “A king will reign … princes will rule …” (June 08)

Today’s Thought “A king will reign … princes will rule …” (June 08) Our Isaiah 32 starts, “Behold a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice”. This surely visualises God’s king, the Lord Jesus, at last reigning over the earth. There will also be “princes” reigning who “will rule with justice”.… Read More Today’s Thought “A king will reign … princes will rule …” (June 08)

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Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)

Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03) Our Isaiah and Hebrews readings provide an abundance of thoughts today. Some verses encourage peace of mind, others a sense of awe at what is coming on the world, at the judgement our godless world deserves. Isaiah 26 contains a grouping of quite contrasting… Read More Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)

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Today’s Thought “Jehovah is about to lay the earth waste” (June 01)

Today’s Thought “Jehovah is about to lay the earth waste” (June 01) In today’s reading we get a warning that the Most High Divine Creator of all things shall destroy the earth in such a way that it shall be empty or lay it waste, Him going to ruin or distort the surface of the… Read More Today’s Thought “Jehovah is about to lay the earth waste” (June 01)

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Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23)

Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23) What place is named in the first and last books of the Bible – and in many in between? Yes, it’s Babylon, yet you may not recognize that it occurs in Genesis because it is translated in its Hebrew form of Babel. The account… Read More Today’s Thought ” … the earth will be shaken” (May 23)

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Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)

Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21) Today’s Isaiah chapter is that marvellous one which tells us of the time to come when “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (11:9). The first part of the chapter is about the work… Read More Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)

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Today’s Thought “The people … in darkness have seen a great light” (May 19)

Today’s Thought “The people … in darkness have seen a great light” (May 19) What darkness covers our world today! Nearly all have given up looking for light; they have come to the conclusion that this life is all there is. They have come believe that they are the highest form of the animals, that… Read More Today’s Thought “The people … in darkness have seen a great light” (May 19)

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Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16)

Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16) It is impossible to meaningfully imagine the time when “the whole earth [will be] full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3). In one sense it is so today – for all the wonders of creation reflect the power and presence and glory of its… Read More Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “If you are willing and obedient” (May 12)

Today’s thought “If you are willing and obedient” (May 12) Today we started reading the wonderful prophecy of Isaiah. His time as a prophet of the Lord covered the reign of four kings, beginning with the reign of Uzziah who suffered leprosy as a punishment for becoming too proud in his later years and entering… Read More Today’s thought “If you are willing and obedient” (May 12)

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Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)

Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03) These are the final words in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. In the previous verse he had written, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind”. At the start of this book we read,… Read More Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)

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Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)

Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17) Proverbs 27 How many people do not brag about what will happen tomorrow? we should know that we don’t really know what will happen then. Though about the future, we have the Book of books which tells us about signs for the latter days.… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)

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Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5) Modern technology is making it possible for the authorities to have “eyes” in many places. This enables them to sometimes identify and track down offenders – or issue publicity to achieve this. In the Proverbs we see the same point is made. Long before human… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

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Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30) We have a whole range of challenging verses that provoke our thoughts in today’s chapters. The first of these is when, as Numbers 12 starts, “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses” because his wife was not from the twelve tribes. They said, “Has the LORD indeed… Read More Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

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Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24) What a powerful little word “if” can be! It can be like a wheel, it can turn things and situations into the right – or wrong direction! It is a challenging word for us – as to the genuineness of our thinking about what really… Read More Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

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Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23) We started reading Proverbs today – it expresses many blunt contrasts – there is a right way of living and a wrong way – and no middle way. We will find comparisons with the parables of Jesus we are reading in Luke, some of which are developed from… Read More Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21) David’s Psalm 145 is a remarkable song of praise, extolling all that God must be. In reading or singing this Psalm each of us must think carefully about each point David makes. It becomes so easy, especially with hymns we become very familiar… Read More Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

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Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16) “Remember O LORD in David’s favour, all the hardships he endured, how he swore to the LORD and vowed …” (Psalm 132:1,2). The prayer and petition in that Psalm has a very significant lesson for us. What particular thing did David vow to do… Read More Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

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