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 “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

“We are witnesses of all that he did” In Acts 10 today there is yet another dramatic account of how the message of Christ spread further afield. The Apostle Peter is caught up in a situation he never thought possible; it was that of witnessing to a Roman centurion and his relatives and close friends.… Read More Today’s thought “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

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Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25) Today’s two chapters in Deuteronomy ‘inspire’ us as we come to the ‘heart’ of Moses’ final message before he dies. And we also have Acts 1 and the final words of Jesus before he ascends to heaven. Deuteronomy 10 records this declaration by… Read More Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

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Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

4 1 And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers, giveth you. 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye… Read More Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

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Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27)

Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27) Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 The phrase “those who fear him”, meaning, who fear God, occurs three times in our Psalm reading today. The sense of ‘fear’ is – to be in heartfelt awe of what God must be. This is a Psalm that should reach deep into… Read More Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27)

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Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

On the 21st day of the 7th month (Av = July-August), the prophet Haggai gave a second message from the Eternal. (Haggai 2:1) He asked about Zerubbabel (Shealtiel’s son and Judah’s governor), Joshua (Jehozadak’s son and the high priest), and all those who returned from exile, or any of them still living who saw how… Read More Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19) Living in these godless days we may not forget the many prophesies, stories and parables which are told in the Book of books, the Bible. Ages after those writings were heard for the first time, we should be more aware that… Read More Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7) We have some interesting chapters in the Old Testament to read today. Firstly in 2 Chronicles 35 we read how Israel’s last good king Josiah organised a tremendous celebration of the Passover, remarkably, “No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since… Read More Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

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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 “It cannot be bought for gold” (December 21)

Job’s friends have given up reasoning with him! This is good, their point of view was a sort of tunnel vision arising from their conviction that his woes were the result of some concealed misbehaviour on his part. Job now switches his thoughts more fully to perceptions of God and his ways – his thoughts… Read More Today’s thought “It cannot be bought for gold” (December 21)

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Today’s thought: In the Holiday-time not being lazy for God (Summer 2019)

Today’s thought Desire that every one shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end (July 26) These last few days we had some beautiful weather, with real Summer time temperatures between 31 and 36° C (in some places 39° C) . As man often likes to complain, some people did… Read More Today’s thought: In the Holiday-time not being lazy for God (Summer 2019)

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Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)

Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03) These are the final words in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes. In the previous verse he had written, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind”. At the start of this book we read,… Read More Today’s thought “God will bring every deed into judgment … whether good or evil” (May 03)

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Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23) We started reading Proverbs today – it expresses many blunt contrasts – there is a right way of living and a wrong way – and no middle way. We will find comparisons with the parables of Jesus we are reading in Luke, some of which are developed from… Read More Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

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Extra verses to remember by the reading of Psalm 45 A Great name to Praise God

“ Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured {1 } into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. {1) Or upon } (Ps 45:2 ASV) “ Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” (Ps 45:7 ASV)… Read More Extra verses to remember by the reading of Psalm 45 A Great name to Praise God

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Memorizing wonderfully – Additional verses: Psalm 34 Tasting and blessing Jehovah God

“1  «A Psalm of David; {1 } when he {2 } changed his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.» I will bless Jehovah at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. {1) See 1 Sa 21:10-15. 2) Or feigned madness }2 My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah: The meek… Read More Memorizing wonderfully – Additional verses: Psalm 34 Tasting and blessing Jehovah God

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Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17)

Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17) Psalm 34 of David today is wonderfully spiritually stimulating; it is one to be memorised, at least in part. “Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!” (verse 9). David can write this from his… Read More Today’s thought “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good” (January 17)

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Additional verses to memorise: Psalm 31:23-24

“23 Oh love Jehovah, all ye his saints: Jehovah preserveth {1 } the faithful, And plentifully rewardeth him that dealeth proudly. {1) Or faithfulness }24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All ye that {1 } hope in Jehovah. {1) Or wait for } (Ps 31:23-24 ASV) * To remember Ps 27:14 Wait for Jehovah: Be strong,… Read More Additional verses to memorise: Psalm 31:23-24

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