Signs of the times – End of the Iran nuclear deal?

The news headlines previous weeks have been dominated by the widely expected decision by US President Donald Trump to end the Iran nuclear deal, which he described as “defective at its core”. He has declared that the US will reimpose harsh sanctions against Tehran, adding, “Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear… Read More Signs of the times – End of the Iran nuclear deal?

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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 “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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Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held every year on January 27, chosen because on that day in 1945 the Nazis’ largest concentration and death camp, Auschwitz–Birkenau, was liberated by the Red Army. This year, around that date, there were a number of articles in the press commenting on the ongoing problem of anti-Semitism today, most… Read More Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”

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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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Today’s thought “A night of watching” (February 5)

Today’s thought “A night of watching” (February 5) We read today of the climax of the ten plagues that came upon Egypt. Can you imagine yourself as an Israelite and the awe you would have felt! The early plagues affected us – but then a distinction is dramatically made – while there is “pitch darkness”… Read More Today’s thought “A night of watching” (February 5)

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Today’s thought “God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark” (January 04)

Today’s thought “God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark” (January 04) Yesterday we came to read the history of Noah where the Divine Creator gave the people a period of 120 years, in which they could repent of their sinful ways. There we got… Read More Today’s thought “God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark” (January 04)

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Today’s thought “A Damaged and Wicked World” (January 03)

Today’s thought “A Damaged and Wicked World” (January 03) Reading 1: Genesis 5-6; From the void came everything into being by the divine Creator Speaking, His Word (the Logos) sounding over the space, making everything to happen like God wanted it to happen. We saw how God created man in His own image. On the… Read More Today’s thought “A Damaged and Wicked World” (January 03)

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