Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10)

Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10) In our Deuteronomy reading today the word ‘Amen’ occurs no less than twelve times! Very soon now the Israelites will be crossing the Jordan, but Moses will no longer be their leader. Their crossing of the Jordan carries great symbolism, “Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, ‘Keep… Read More Today’s thought “Amen” (May 10)

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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 “A blessing and a curse” (April 25)

Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25) Deuteronomy 10-11 We continue to read Moses’ final message – a wondrous exhortation to the tribes of Israel – before he died and they entered the promised land without him. These chapters in Deuteronomy have a powerful message. Much of what Moses says to them we… Read More Today’s thought “A blessing and a curse” (April 25)

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Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21)

Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21) Deuteronomy 4, Proverbs 31, John 15,16 Today we have a remarkable set of meaningful readings. In Deuteronomy Moses commences his final exhortation to his nation; in Proverbs, the final chapter is taken to be an exhortation from the mother of Solomon (Bathsheba), a message that at the… Read More Today’s thought “Watch yourselves very carefully” (April 21)

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Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18)

Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18) Deuteronomy 1 Today we read the message Moses gave the people of Israel when they were in the desert east of the Jordan River, in the Jordan Valley near Suph, between Paran and the towns of Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. In his farewell… Read More Today’s thought “The Land promised and fear of man” (April 18)

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Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

In today’s readings Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 we read about the fear for God and the love of God and how we many not be ignorant about spiritual gifts. These days we also have a closer look at the sent one from God to whom we should look for eternal life. Our bible readings tell us… Read More Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

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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 “God spoke all these words” (February 15)

Today’s thought “God spoke all these words” (February 15) What is at first most surprising as I read the book of Exodus is the detail Moses is given of the way to construct the tabernacle. I note that, starting with chapter 20:1 “God spoke all these words” to Moses. Today in chapter 26 we have… Read More Today’s thought “God spoke all these words” (February 15)

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Today’s thought “That my name might be proclaimed” (January 31)

Today’s thought “That my name might be proclaimed” (January 31) Exodus 3, Exodus 4, Psalms 56-57, Romans 9 Our readings today – in Exodus and Romans tie in together in their reference to the exaltation of Moses, now ready, in God’s sight, to serve him after forty years of preparation “in the land of Midian”.… Read More Today’s thought “That my name might be proclaimed” (January 31)

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Today’s thought “Ability to see that God is not dead” (May 12)

Today’s thought “God is not dead” (May 12) Being able to live makes us also being able to think, handle and for this handling we must make choices. Therefore we do received the ability to choose between good and bad. Moses was also put before many choices and did not always have it easy to… Read More Today’s thought “Ability to see that God is not dead” (May 12)

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The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

We have seen how God created out of the chaos and ordered universe in which He placed carnal creatures. In His Kingdom He had His Royal Garden where He placed human beings with a free will. Jehovah the divine Maker God set out to create a perfect creation but alas the very workmanship of His… Read More The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #7 Promise and solution

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Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #2 Testimony

To be set down as remembrance or testimony Throughout the ages, after the flood and the experience in the wilderness the mishnah, or word of mouth made possible by frequent recitation, made that all lovers of God remembered the things the Elohim had done and said. It may have been good in the eyes of… Read More Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #2 Testimony

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