In the light even of how we speak nowadays, we can easily see what Moses meant when he told Pharaoh he would see his face “no more” (Exod. x. 29). Moses, at the command of God, had given Pharaoh many opportunities to ward oft impending trouble, but the limit of patience and forbearance had been… Read More The Farewell to Pharaoh
Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16) Deuteronomy 33-34, Colossians 3-4 Today we read the last two chapters of Colossians – and also the last two in Deuteronomy which feature Moses final words – and then God buried him, his work for God was completed. Paul is in chains, as the last verse of… Read More Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)
Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11) The more we live – doing our best to serve God – the more there are occasions and situations when we sense “the help that comes from God” through his Son. This inspiring statement was made by Paul of his experiences, as he gave his… Read More Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)
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)
Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2) In the opening chapter of his letter to the Galatians Paul writes of his astonishment “that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel” (1:6). He goes on to say that “if anyone… Read More Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)
Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26) Paul’s comments on Moses and how the people “all passed through the sea and all were baptised into Moses” (1 Corinthians 10:1,2) obviously relate to what we have been reading in Exodus. Paul then states, “For they all drank from the Rock that… Read More Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)
In our life, we have to make choices and have to fin d the way to God by Jesus Christ. Like the faithful women and men of old had the ability to see beyond the present we also must have faith and trust in God.… Read More Those who choose to glorify God, and those who choose to go their own way
Our five chapters today were intensely thought-provoking. First, the utterly remarkable and challenging relationship of Moses (and the people through Moses) with the Lord who had delivered them from Egypt. Second, the Psalms of Moses (90,91); “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (90:12): then noting the… Read More Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)
An excerpt from Deuteronomy for Disciples by Brother Alfred Nicholls, page 108 As Israel concludes this year’s celebration of Yom Kippur yesterday, we do well to remember that atonement comes through the Lord Jesus. Moses does not spare to underline the wickedness of the people. Their rebellion at Horeb took place while he was in… Read More The principle of atonement
(An except from A Light to the Gentiles by Brother Jonathan Cope) Obedience to the laws of Egypt was clearly open to discretion where the royal house was concerned! Not only was the child saved, but, as proposed by his brave sister, a nurse was employed (Exodus 2:7-9). He was then sustained until he… Read More Pharaoh’s Daughter
The Bible, the infallible Word of God tells us that God is an immortal Spirit Being that no man can see. The world got to see a man of flesh and blood who told people around him he was the son of God. That Nazarene master teacher got killed and was taken out of the dead, by the One Who is greater than Jesus and declared that son of man to be His only begotten beloved son.… Read More When you believe Jesus is God, do you think he died?
Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21) Today’s Isaiah chapter is that marvellous one which tells us of the time to come when “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (11:9). The first part of the chapter is about the work… Read More Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)
Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16) It is impossible to meaningfully imagine the time when “the whole earth [will be] full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3). In one sense it is so today – for all the wonders of creation reflect the power and presence and glory of its… Read More Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16)
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)
When the Nazarene rebbe Jeshua came to declare God‘s Wishes and showed people the way to God the majority of the chosen People rejected the message of the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God or the Gospel. Once again the world could see a scattering of the Jews, which might lead one to… Read More The Jews have fulfilled Bible Prophecy
God’s control of human affairs may be very complex. God had made Himself a people. Though they were not always respectful or thankful to him. More than once they went astray. The bible brings different prophecies about that chosen People of God. In the Book of books we learn about the sojourn in a foreign… Read More Why is the nation of Israel being restored?
The book of books or Bible is a special literary work. The writers of it did not write it in their own name, but let their pen be used by the Most High God their Maker. Forty different writers were used to bring the Words of God unto mankind — some were kings, prophets, priests,… Read More The real God
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)
Today’s thought “… with all your heart” (May 09) Sometimes we use the phrase ‘half-hearted’ meaning – we do not feel total commitment to what we are doing. We cannot follow God and His Son, who died for us, in this frame of mind. Our chapter in Deuteronomy today contains a powerful appeal by Moses… Read More Today’s thought “… with all your heart” (May 09)
Brother Tim writes: I have had 40 years of making a regular contribution as a brother & part of the brotherhood – Youth Weekends, Camps, Bible Class, Presiding, Exhorting … I am about to retire from my day job. Should I also stop or slow down ecclesial involvement? Surely I’ve done enough? Perhaps I should… Read More Retirement from God’s Service?