Today’s thought “Encouraged you and charged you to …” (May 18)

“Encouraged you and charged you to …” Joshua 2, Isaiah 8, 1 Thessalonians 3-4 Our readings today provoked two opposite thoughts: well, in truth, several others also. What were the thoughts in the heart of Rahab as she took in the Israelite spies and hid them? She said of her people, “as soon as we… Read More Today’s thought “Encouraged you and charged you to …” (May 18)

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Today’s thought “I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” (December 8)

Speaking in the bitterness of my soul Depression is an illness today that is difficult to cure; sometimes it is impossible. Some “cures” are as bad as the complaint! If anyone had cause for feeling depressed it was Job. He speaks “in the bitterness of my soul” and says, “I loathe my life” (10:1). Job… Read More Today’s thought “I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” (December 8)

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Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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Today’s thought “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3)

Today’s thought “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3) Isaiah’s message keeps returning to the theme of the need for reality in human thinking about their relationship with God. Belief in God in those days was not like it is with so many today, indeed in some countries today the majority do… Read More Today’s thought “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3)

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Additional verses to memorize John 12:44-50 Whoever believes in Jesus believes in the one who sent him

“44  And Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45 And he that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me. 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness. 47 And if… Read More Additional verses to memorize John 12:44-50 Whoever believes in Jesus believes in the one who sent him

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Today’s thought “Going away and believing …” (April 19)

Today’s thought “Going away and believing …” (April 19) John 12 We read yesterday of the incredible drama of the raising of Lazarus to life again. Their reaction to this event was the ultimate challenge to everyone! It produced opposite reactions – just like there are opposite reactions today to belief in Christ and God.… Read More Today’s thought “Going away and believing …” (April 19)

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Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9) What a contradiction that statement of Paul seems to be! Could we say that? The final two chapters of 2 Corinthians which we read today is an emotional plea to the believers at Corinth. In both his letter to Galatians (4:11) and… Read More Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

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Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7) How inspiring are the Psalms we read this morning. Psalm 115 starts: “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory …” God’s name, that is, his reputation for all he has done, beginning with… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

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