Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17) We saw today in Mark 12 how Jesus challenged those who distort God’s word. This word, to them, was what we call the ‘Old Testament’. These equally inspired words are largely ignored today despite the wonderful discovery of scrolls of all of the books… Read More Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

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Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8)

Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8) Today we read more of God’s dealings with Abraham, at that stage called Abram, we read, “the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am your shield …’” (Genesis 15:1). Abram had become concerned because he had not fathered a… Read More Today’s thought “I am your shield” (January 8)

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Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30)

Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30) Stephen’s speech (in Acts 7) before the Jewish Council is a history lesson! Why? For what purpose? He reviews all that had happened since the time of Abraham. But the members of the Council would have known their history? But was it just academic knowledge to them?… Read More Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30)

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Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28)

Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28) The Apostle Paul when he was called Saul had been full of zeal for keeping the law and saw the followers of Christ as appearing to have no respect for keeping the law so he persecuted them – until he was dramatically converted. After his conversion and… Read More Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28)

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Christus in Profetie #9 De psalmen (3) Van wie er in de Boekrol geschreven staat

Regelmatig wordt er aangegeven dat de Psalmen ook naar Jezus verwijzen. Als we Psalmen 8 en 45 bekijken, merken we dat er over een koning, een bruiloft van de Koning, een bruidegom en bruid gesproken wordt. Als de beschrijving van de koning in Psalm 45 verwijst naar Jezus, is het uiteraard redelijk om in de beschrijving van de bruid ook kenmerken te zien van de bruid van Christus, het volk van ware gelovigen.… Read More Christus in Profetie #9 De psalmen (3) Van wie er in de Boekrol geschreven staat

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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 “My times are in your hand” (January 14)

Today’s thought “My times are in your hand” (January 14) How thought provoking are the perceptions of David which he expresses in Psalm 31, “Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you” (verse 19), and then he adds, “and worked for those who take refuge in you… Read More Today’s thought “My times are in your hand” (January 14)

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Memorizing wonderfully 67: Galatians 3:29 Heirs according to promise.

+       GALATIANS 3:29______ 29 And if ye be of Christ, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to THE PROMISE. * To remember Ge 21:10-12: 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son: for the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 67: Galatians 3:29 Heirs according to promise.

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Memorizing wonderfully 66: Galatians 3:8-9 Justified receiving blessing of Abraham’s faith

GALATIANS 3:8-9 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that GOD would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. * To remember Ga 3:7 {1 } Know therefore that they that are of… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 66: Galatians 3:8-9 Justified receiving blessing of Abraham’s faith

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Christus in Profetie #1 De Knecht in Jesaja (1)

“Toen zei Ik : zie, hier ben Ik, in de boekrol staat van mij geschreven” De historische achtergrond Jesaja leefde in de nadagen van de koninkrijken Israël en Juda. Tijdens zijn leven is het noordelijke rijk in ballingschap weggevoerd. Het zuidelijke rijk wordt opgeroepen lering te trekken uit hun lot, en terug te keren tot… Read More Christus in Profetie #1 De Knecht in Jesaja (1)

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Fundamenten van het Geloof: De goedertierenheid van God

Vooral in het Oude Testament wordt gesproken over een specifieke uiting van Gods liefde: goedertierenheid. Dit is de vertaling van het Hebreeuwse chesed, waarmee verbondsliefde of verbondstrouw wordt bedoeld. God toont zijn liefde voor zijn uitverkorenen, in zijn trouw aan zijn voornemens, door te doen wat Hij hen heeft beloofd, en bekrachtigd met eden en… Read More Fundamenten van het Geloof: De goedertierenheid van God

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Today’s thought “And he counted it to him for righteousness” (January 12)

Today’s thought “And he counted it to him for righteousness” (January 12) Today we have read that significant chapter of Genesis 22 in which Abraham obeys the LORD by being prepared – without hesitation – to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. The progressive tests of faith which Abraham “passed” resulted in ever greater… Read More Today’s thought “And he counted it to him for righteousness” (January 12)

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