Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24) Today we continued reading Jeremiah and saw the exchange of words between the Lord and the prophet. There is no genuine spirituality left among the people, it is all a sham – yet the prophet appeals to God to act to relieve the terrible famine that… Read More Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

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Today’s thought “That the world may know” (April 22)

Today’s thought “That the world may know” (April 22) What does the world “know”? One answer is – a great multitude of things! But nearly all of those things are of no lasting significance. We started reading Ecclesiastes today and Solomon is lamenting that all life is only “vanity” – meaning a ‘mist’ which has… Read More Today’s thought “That the world may know” (April 22)

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Today’s thought “When looking for wisdom” (December 21)

In these days lots of people are convinced they have enough wisdom, whilst others think wisdom can be found at the social media. Over there we see the groups or pages do get more attention than lots of serious websites and interesting printed magazines, which are loosing readers. Many think they also best go to… Read More Today’s thought “When looking for wisdom” (December 21)

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Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28) Deuteronomy 15, Ecclesiastes 7, Acts 5,6 We continue reading the laws which Moses set out in great detail for the people who would become a functioning nation in the promised land they were about to enter. These laws challenge our thinking, seeing they are divinely ordained laws –… Read More Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

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Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16)

Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16) In Exodus we are reading all the details of the construction of the tabernacle. This was to be the centre of worship for the Israelites for hundreds of years to come. All the detail of its construction and its measurements are given; this may seem… Read More Today’s thought “As it has been shown …” (February 16)

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Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude – Not aiming at this world” (May 16) In yesterday’s Bible reading we could see how the apostle Paul remembered his fellow brethren and sisters in the small Phrygian city Colossia or Colossae near Laodicea, that he worked hard for them and for those in Laodicea he… Read More Today’s thought “Clothing yourselves with the right attitude” (May 16)

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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

From the chaos God had ordered everything. First the planets, than all living creatures and then human creatures or beings we call “human“, “male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27).  God gave this couple (male and female) a mandate to reign over all other creatures (see Genesis 1:28) thus placing them above all other… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

After the choice Adam and Eve made to go against the Will of God, eating of the fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, God came to deal with three parties in the fall of mankind: Adam, Eve and the serpent. An alleged fourth – the devil – is not mentioned in… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

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Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26

Job and his friends agreed that God is omnipotent, omniscient, has all the wisdom and strength, is just, and perfectly good. They could bring forwards that an omniscient being knows every way in which evils can come into existence and has  the power to prevent that evil from coming into existence. God can just say… Read More Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26

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