Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

To endure our trials and straighten up The previous days we have read  about all these great people who died in faith. We also got to see that they did not get [receive] the things that God promised His people, but they saw them coming far in the future [L from afar] and were glad [welcomed/greeted… Read More Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

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Today’s Thought “Hear … for the LORD has spoken” (May 12)

“Hear … for the LORD has spoken” Today we start reading the heart challenging book of Isaiah. Verse 2 is particularly challenging! “Hear … give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken”. And his words of have been recorded and preserved, and have challenged every generation – and today, the people of every nation.… Read More Today’s Thought “Hear … for the LORD has spoken” (May 12)

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Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

Performing deeds in keeping with How inspiring are the words Paul addresses to King Agrippa! In Acts 26 we read his account of his life following his conversion, in effect Paul was turned right around, to become a follower of the true Messiah. What an example this is to the great majority today, who need… Read More Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

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Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23) Today we started reading the proverbs of Solomon and the opening chapters in particular, are really heart challenging. “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of… Read More Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “Slow to anger and great in power” (December 10)

Today we began reading the prophet Nahum and his “oracle concerning Nineveh”. This city and nation (Assyria) was the great power of that earlier generation before Babylon became great. Remarkably it had repented at the preaching of Jonah and we reason that there was still some awe of Israel’s God at that time – flowing… Read More Today’s thought “Slow to anger and great in power” (December 10)

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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 “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20)

Today’s thought “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20) Jeremiah 10 starts with a challenging message – just as appropriate for today as it was then. The nation had become totally godless – and we see many comparisons in the messages Jeremiah is caused to give them – with God’s… Read More Today’s thought “Correct me, O Lord, but … not in your anger” (July 20)

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Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01)

Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01) How many – or few – desire from their hearts to flee “for refuge” from the godlessness of today’s world? Hebrews 7 today has many thought-challenging points like this! But first we are in awe of Isaiah 24 and its description of God’s judgement’s on… Read More Today’s Thought “We who have fled for refuge” (June 01)

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Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31)

Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31) How thought challenging is the letter to the Hebrews; the above quotation particularly challenged us this morning! Paul (?) is telling his Hebrew readers, with their upbringing in ‘knowing’ God’s word that “by this time you ought to be teachers” (5:12) – yet it seems clear they… Read More Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31)

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Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17) Paul makes a very instructive point in his first letter to the Thessalonians that we started reading today. Paul was greatly encouraged by the believers there and had many positive things to say about them – rather a contrast to his letters to the Corinthians.… Read More Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4) There is little, and maybe no “gentleness” in today’s godless world! We saw, as we completed reading Paul’s letter to the Galatians, that, after listing “the works of the flesh” (5:19-21) and warning that all who continued to practice any of them “will not inherit… Read More Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

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Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8)

Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8) We all have probably had the experience of suddenly seeing another side of friend’s character that we did not know existed. We then wonder what kind of person they really are! Hopefully these are good things we see, but sadly, that is not always the case. Now… Read More Today’s thought “Who then is this?” (February 8)

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Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2) Evil threatens to overcome the world. Evil has always been present, sometimes violently so such as in the days of my youth when Adolf Hitler was in power. Massive force was used to overcome the evil he created. But Paul wrote, “Do not be overcome with… Read More Today’s thought “Stormy winds fulfilling his word” (February 2)

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Today’s thought “The floods came, and the winds blew …” (January 5)

Today we have the ‘simple’ lessons Jesus taught – they are lessons of life or death; of eternal existence, or oblivion, in an eternal sense – these are the only two alternatives before each of us. Matthew 7 opens out to us the simple but profound teaching of Jesus on the pathways of life that… Read More Today’s thought “The floods came, and the winds blew …” (January 5)

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Fullness of summer and abundance of harvest found in the satisfying plenitude of life in Christ

Enjoying life on holiday, often people do find more time to reflect about life, what we have done and how everything went, not only the last year but also the previous years. Even when we travel later in Summer or even when the astronomical Autumn has started already, we can be able to find the… Read More Fullness of summer and abundance of harvest found in the satisfying plenitude of life in Christ

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Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)

Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03) Our Isaiah and Hebrews readings provide an abundance of thoughts today. Some verses encourage peace of mind, others a sense of awe at what is coming on the world, at the judgement our godless world deserves. Isaiah 26 contains a grouping of quite contrasting… Read More Today’s Thought “You will keep … in perfect peace” (May 03)

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In a world which knows no peace sharing blessed hope

The Jewish people struggled through the Roman/Edomite, Ishmaelite and European exile and had to face terrible times for their people on several occasions throughout history. But always they kept believing that their God, the God of Abraham, was not going to leave them abandoned. For them they had the assurance in the book-rolls which survived… Read More In a world which knows no peace sharing blessed hope

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