Today’s thought July 15 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 29:1-4 Leaving it to God to work it out in His own way

“The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel. As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish. The commanders of the Philistines asked, ‘What about these Hebrews?’ Achish replied, ‘Is this not David,… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 29:1-4 Leaving it to God to work it out in His own way

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Today’s thought July 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

“They have now driven me from my share in the LORD’S inheritance and have said, ‘Go, serve other gods’ ” (1Sa 26:19). David’s sad words here demonstrate that his greatest sense of loss in exile was not that of his personal comfort or material prosperity, but rather his opportunity for fellowship with God. By making… Read More Today’s thought July 13 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 26:19 Driven away

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

“Saul continues his relentless pursuit of David, irrespective of the divine determination that the young man who defeated Goliath was Yahweh’s anointed-elect. It is a sad commentary on human nature that it acts in opposition to the divine will, even within the community of the faithful. The Lord Jesus himself was pursued to his death… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 24: Enemy delivered into David’s hand

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Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

David saved Keilah (men of his own tribe) from the Philistines, but then found himself, with his men, in a walled town. To Saul this was a splendid opportunity to capture or kill David — it was so much easier than hunting him in the open wilderness. And the men of Keilah, mindful of what… Read More Today’s thought July 10 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 23 Philistines raiding the land

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Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16) “Remember O LORD in David’s favour, all the hardships he endured, how he swore to the LORD and vowed …” (Psalm 132:1,2). The prayer and petition in that Psalm has a very significant lesson for us. What particular thing did David vow to do… Read More Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

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Today’s thought “Not afraid of bad news” (March 5)

Today’s thought “Not afraid of bad news” (March 5) The Psalms abound with challenging and positive thoughts in them. But our lives are often invaded by situations that provoke negative thoughts. We need the positive inspired words of the Psalms, Israel’s hymn book that David began to compile more than 3,000 years ago. They are… Read More Today’s thought “Not afraid of bad news” (March 5)

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Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9) Today’s Psalm 72 is a prayer David wrote at the end of his life – addressed to the Lord about Solomon – who was taking over as king. What a vision David had in doing this, it is evident the Lord took his thoughts… Read More Today’s thought “May the whole earth be filled …” (February 9)

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Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)

Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)   Readings for today: Exodus 11 + 12, Psalm 66 + 67, Mark 1   Today’s Psalm 68 is a declaration of God in action for those who serve him, “God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered and those who hate him shall flee… Read More Today’s thought “As wax melts before the fire” (February 5)

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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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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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