Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 05)

“Watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles” Paul warns about divisive people saying “to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil”. Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 05) It is good – and much to be preferred – to always focus on the positive words that… Read More Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 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 “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14) Today’s John 6 is particularly challenging – for our meditation. It needs deep thought for the depth of its meaning to truly come alive in our minds. Many of his disciples found his words too challenging, too difficult to grasp – and “many of… Read More Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

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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 “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2) Romans 12 is one of the most significant in God’s word. How significant for us is the advice given in verse 12. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The world around us offers nothing in which we can genuinely rejoice.… Read More Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

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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 “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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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 “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 “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 “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27)

Today’s thought “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27) Today we completed reading Paul’s inspiring – and challenging – letters to Timothy: there are so many lessons we can (and should) take for ourselves from the advice Paul gave him. “Flee youthful passions” Paul told him – not just avoid them! The younger generation today… Read More Today’s thought “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27)

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Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

Today’s thought “To know what was in your heart” (April 24) All our readings today are memorable ones; they challenge our contemplation! The words, “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD” should be familiar to us as words Jesus uttered when… Read More Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

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Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9)

Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9) When you “walk” you usually have a destination in mind! Yet, there can be options as to how it is to be reached. It can be, if you are careless in how you plot your walk, that you fail to reach your intended destination. Now compare… Read More Today’s thought “He who walks righteously …” (June 9)

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Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5) Modern technology is making it possible for the authorities to have “eyes” in many places. This enables them to sometimes identify and track down offenders – or issue publicity to achieve this. In the Proverbs we see the same point is made. Long before human… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

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Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7)

Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7) Leviticus 14 is the chapter for today’s Bible reading. It is a chapter about the law concerning those who have infectious skin diseases, after they have been cleansed. In general terms leprosy is associated with sin. But notice that leprosy can be cleansed! Leprosy… Read More Today’s thought “Cleansing of the leper under the Law” (March 7)

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Today’s thought “And they feared greatly” (February 6)

Today’s thought “And they feared greatly” (February 6) Exodus 13 and 14 describe for us the dramatic deliverance of Israel from Egypt. Yet, as all the drama is unfolding so that “the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD” (14:4), the escaping people of God led by Moses were unable to see the hand… Read More Today’s thought “And they feared greatly” (February 6)

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