Today’s thought “God not living in houses” (April 29)

In the readings of yesterday and the day before yesterday we could see how the apostles got themselves in trouble by talking about Jesus and doing wonders in the name of God. In yesterdays reading (Acts 6) we read how the religious leaders called false witnesses to be able to punish those followers of Christ.… Read More Today’s thought “God not living in houses” (April 29)

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Today’s thought: “Search me, O God, and know my heart” (March 18)

Do we really want God to know our heart? The concluding words of Psalm 139 are some of the most challenging in Scripture. David wrote it when he had formed a most intimate relationship with God, and declares, “How precious to me are your thoughts O God! How vast is the sum of them! If… Read More Today’s thought: “Search me, O God, and know my heart” (March 18)

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Today’s thought “You also must consider yourselves dead …” (January 29)

Todays readings: Genesis 48-49; Psalm 51-52; Romans 5-6 In Genesis Joseph speaks to his brothers after their father died. The brothers are fearful that, in his position of power, Joseph will take vengeance on them for the time they threw him into a pit, ignoring his pleas (Psalm 105:17-20) and sold him as a slave.… Read More Today’s thought “You also must consider yourselves dead …” (January 29)

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Christus in Profetie #16 Psalmen 41 en 109: Gebeden in nood

Soms hebben we een beetje houvast als psalmen in het Nieuwe Testament worden toegepast op Jezus, of op de situatie waarin hij zich bevindt. En toch kunnen juist dergelijke psalmen soms tot vragen leiden, als ze in het ene vers iets beschrijven dat totaal niet van toepassing kan zijn op Christus, terwijl we in een ander vers plotseling woorden vinden die toch op Jezus toegepast worden. Het lijkt dan wel alsof de psalm er door de schrijvers van het Nieuwe Testament met de haren is bijgesleept.… Read More Christus in Profetie #16 Psalmen 41 en 109: Gebeden in nood

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Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

Today’s 2nd Bible reading describes the coming glory of God’s House, but the people are defiled. Nevertheless, God promises a future blessing with Zerubbabel chosen like God’s signet ring. Zerubbabel being picked out by the God of armies as His servant, who will be like a ring that has God His royal mark on it.… Read More Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

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Christus in Profetie #14 De Psalmen (8) – Psalm 34 God beschermt wie op Hem vertrouwt

In de tijd van David en Jezus werden misdadigers aan een paal opgehangen tot ter dood. In bepaalde psalmen vinden wij verwijzingen naar Jezus levenseinde en horen wij over vertrouwen dat in God kan gesteld worden. Zowel David als de zoon van David, Jezus Christus stelden hun vertrouwen op de God van Israël.… Read More Christus in Profetie #14 De Psalmen (8) – Psalm 34 God beschermt wie op Hem vertrouwt

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Christus in Profetie #13 De psalmen (7) Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte

“Toen zei Ik : zie, hier ben Ik, in de boekrol staat van mij geschreven” Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte Het begin van Psalm 89 leest als een dankgebed voor Gods trouw aan Zijn beloften, in het bijzonder Gods belofte aan koning David. Het boek Samuël beschrijft hoe er vrede kwam en… Read More Christus in Profetie #13 De psalmen (7) Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte

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Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8) First we read 1 Samuel 20, an account of Saul’s increasing jealousy of David – and his developing desire to kill him: such is human nature and its self-centredness. We constantly see this around us – it is more evident than ever at election times! Then… Read More Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

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Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5) Our first reading today of 1 Samuel 17 saw “the day of vengeance” of Israel upon the Philistines due to the wonderful faith of a youthful David. His faith and commitment to serving the Lord gave him the strength of mind to go forth… Read More Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

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Today’s thought “Thoughts by Psalm 78” (February 14)

These days in the godless world there are people needed who like David take up the shepherding and show people the way to God. Today’s psalm reading asks us to remember that the Elohim Hashem Jehovah is the Highest Source of compassion and loving-kindness, Who is also willing to forgive our wickedness when we want to come to Him as His children.… Read More Today’s thought “Thoughts by Psalm 78” (February 14)

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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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