Today’s thought “Great is the LORD, who delights in …” (January 18)

Today’s thought “Great is the LORD, who delights in …” (January 18) David’s Psalm 35, we read today, comes to a most interesting climax. We read, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” And what is David’s reaction to sensing the Lord’s delight in him? “Then my tongue shall tell… Read More Today’s thought “Great is the LORD, who delights in …” (January 18)

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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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Today’s thought “My times are in your hand” (January 14)

Today’s thought “My times are in your hand” (January 14) How thought provoking are the perceptions of David which he expresses in Psalm 31, “Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you” (verse 19), and then he adds, “and worked for those who take refuge in you… Read More Today’s thought “My times are in your hand” (January 14)

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Today’s thought “Scorned by mankind” (January 10)

Today’s thought “Scorned by mankind” (January 10) Genesis 10, Psalm 22, Matthew 12 What fascinating thought challenging readings we have today! First, in Genesis we have the judgement of the Creator on the godlessness of Sodom and Gomorrah and how God sent angels to deliver Lot, his wife and family. We read how his sons-in-law… Read More Today’s thought “Scorned by mankind” (January 10)

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Today’s thought “The word of the LORD proves true” (January 8)

Today’s thought “The word of the LORD proves true” (January 8) In Psalm 18 we encounter a major psalm of David in which he surveys all the ways in which the Lord was overseeing his life. God is his rock, his place of refuge (verse 2). He writes that the Lord has dealt with him… Read More Today’s thought “The word of the LORD proves true” (January 8)

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Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7)

Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7) How inspiring are the Psalms of David. We perceive that the more troublesome the circumstances that surround him, the closer he comes to God. In today’s Psalm 17 we read his prayer, “Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, from men by your… Read More Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7)

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Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3)

Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3) What a challenging selection of chapters we have today! Our heading is taken from David’s Psalm 7: it is largely a prayer; can it be our prayer too? “Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is… Read More Today’s thought “According to the integrity that is in me” (January 3)

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Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02)

Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02) We opened the New Year by looking at the beginning of all things (in the Genesis chapters 1 & 2) and how those who keep to God’s Word can be blessed (Psalm 1). We best try to belong to the happy,… Read More Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02)

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Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03)

Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03) “ and shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye draw nigh this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint; fear not, nor tremble, neither be ye affrighted at them;” (De 20:3 ASV) Like God said in the ancient… Read More Today’s thought “When approaching the battle against your enemies today” (May 03)

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Today’s thought “Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity” (January 15)

Today’s thought “Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity” (January 15) Today’s Psalm 32 is one of the most meaningful and personal of all the Psalms. Just 11 verses; it is a good one to memorize. It commences, “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed… Read More Today’s thought “Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity” (January 15)

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Memorizing wonderfully 13 Elija, Elisha, Mordecai, Job, chariots and a house for God

##### —– II KINGS 2:9-13 ELIJA and ELISHA PARTING 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 13 Elija, Elisha, Mordecai, Job, chariots and a house for God

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Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)

Today’s thought “Blessed people who trust in God and share the Good News” (July 27) The day before yesterday we made a call for writers. Our Readers Digest and Lifestyle magazine From Guestwriters can do with some more writers on different subjects. We can still do with people who write about family matters, like how… Read More Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

By the indigenous peoples of the Americas we can find also several myths of a great deluge. The K’iche’ and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica having the best well-known folk tales. One of the Maya peoples, the K’iche’ (or in previous Spanish spelling: Quiché, associated with the ancient Maya civilization, reached the peak of their power… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

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