2nd thought for today “Praise Jehovah God Who Creates and Saves” (January 16)

When man wants to see Who created him and admits his own faults in his willingness to come closer to his Creator, he can release his problems, giving them to the Most High, and as an upright can come to sing passionately glory-filled songs to Him, because by Him everything is in its right place.… Read More 2nd thought for today “Praise Jehovah God Who Creates and Saves” (January 16)

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Begrijpend Zingen: Psalm 23 De Heer is mijn Herder #2

Wie de tekst van de Psalmen kent èn begrijpt, zal God met nog grotere vreugde lofzingen De Heer is mijn Herder Psalm 23 is ongetwijfeld de meest bekende, gewaardeerde en geliefde van alle 150 psalmen. De eeuwen door hebben gelovigen deze psalm, op allerlei wijzen en in vele talen, dichterlijk verwoord en op prachtige melodieën… Read More Begrijpend Zingen: Psalm 23 De Heer is mijn Herder #2

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Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)

The previous years we here in Belgium did not have it quite easy. In 2012 we got even silenced for some time. It looked like the time of a battle of the greatest and strongest, against such small communities like ours, had started. With the hope to have a bigger community and able to be… Read More Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)

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Today’s thought “Folly and Wickedness of Men” (January 06)

Throughout the times there have always been disputes about how everything came into being and if there are gods or who has the right to call himself or herself the first god. For David, who grieves over the pervasiveness of sin and its sad effects, it is clear that it are fools who say that… Read More Today’s thought “Folly and Wickedness of Men” (January 06)

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Today’s thought “Having enemies ashamed and greatly dismayed” (January 03)

In today’s Bible Reading of Psalm 6 we can find David pleading with His and our God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. Prayer for mercy in time of trouble. David, expressing his pain and turmoil both internally (v.2) and externally (v.7), asks the Adonai to not rebuke him in His anger and not to discipline him… Read More Today’s thought “Having enemies ashamed and greatly dismayed” (January 03)

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Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06)

Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06) 2Sa 24: “The final chapter of the book reveals David in a wonderful light. His character, moulded by the trials of life, is shown to be mindful of his people as a mediator in Israel’s time of trouble. The people had been guilty… Read More Today’s thought “the Character moulded by the trials of life” (August 06)

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Today’s thought “Remembering the wrong done.” (August 03)

Today’s thought “Don’t remember the wrong your servant did” (August 03) Let us stay for a moment by the Bible text we read yesterday. 2Sa 19:20 20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come this day the first of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet… Read More Today’s thought “Remembering the wrong done.” (August 03)

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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 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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