Today’s thought July 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

“They have now driven me from my share in the LORD’S inheritance and have said, ‘Go, serve other gods’ ” (1Sa 26:19). David’s sad words here demonstrate that his greatest sense of loss in exile was not that of his personal comfort or material prosperity, but rather his opportunity for fellowship with God. By making… Read More Today’s thought July 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

“Saul continues his relentless pursuit of David, irrespective of the divine determination that the young man who defeated Goliath was Yahweh’s anointed-elect. It is a sad commentary on human nature that it acts in opposition to the divine will, even within the community of the faithful. The Lord Jesus himself was pursued to his death… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

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Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

David saved Keilah (men of his own tribe) from the Philistines, but then found himself, with his men, in a walled town. To Saul this was a splendid opportunity to capture or kill David — it was so much easier than hunting him in the open wilderness. And the men of Keilah, mindful of what… Read More Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

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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 “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9) Today’s Psalm 72 is a prayer David wrote at the end of his life – addressed to the Lord about Solomon – who was taking over as king. What a vision David had in doing this, it is evident the Lord took his thoughts… Read More Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

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Begrijpend Zingen – Psalmen 56-59 Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God

Op de pagina Begrijpend Zingen komen de psalmen 56-59 aan de orde. Het is de moeite waard in deze overdenking wat dieper in te gaan op Psalm 59. David bevindt zich in grote moeilijkheden, zelfs fysiek gevaar, want hij bidt: “Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God; beveilig mij voor hen die tegen mij… Read More Begrijpend Zingen – Psalmen 56-59 Red mij van mijn vijanden, o mijn God

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Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 56: Vertrouwen op God

Op de wijs van: ‘De duif in de verre eikenbomen.’ schreef David Psalm 56 nadat de Filistijnen hem bij Gath gevangen hadden genomen. Wij komen vermoedelijk niet  in zulke hachelijke omstandigheden als David, maar toch kunnen wij het zeer benauwd hebben of ons in gevaar voelen. Ook kunnen wij momenten hebben dat wij graag zouden… Read More Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 56: Vertrouwen op God

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Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 55: Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God

Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God David de schaapherder heeft “zowel leeuw als beer verslagen”; hij heeft Goliath gedood (1 Samuël 17:36,49). Als koning van Israël heeft hij de Filistijnen en andere vijanden verslagen (2 Samuël 8). David was onoverwinnelijk: voor welke tegenstander zou hij vrezen? Maar lees Psalm 55, en de held van de… Read More Begrijpend zingen: Psalm 55: Werp uw bekommernis op Jehovah God

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Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3)

Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3) What a challenging selection of chapters we have today! Our heading is taken from David’s Psalm 7: it is largely a prayer; can it be our prayer too? “Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is… Read More Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3)

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Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02)

Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02) We opened the New Year by looking at the beginning of all things (in the Genesis chapters 1 & 2) and how those who keep to God’s Word can be blessed (Psalm 1). We best try to belong to the happy,… Read More Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02)

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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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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 “Blessed people …” (July 27)

Today’s thought “Blessed people who trust in God and share the Good News” (July 27) The day before yesterday we made a call for writers. Our Readers Digest and Lifestyle magazine From Guestwriters can do with some more writers on different subjects. We can still do with people who write about family matters, like how… Read More Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)

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