Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)

Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07) In Mark’s Gospel today we have the familiar and much loved account of the paralysed man who was carried by his four friends on a bed to Jesus and “when they could not get near him because of the crowd” they carried him up and “removed… Read More Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)

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Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

Jesus Is Greater than Moses Today we look at three letters of the apostle Paul to the Hebrews. The man who first  prosecuted the followers of Jesus but was called by Jesus now understands that those followers of Jeshua (Jesus Christ) have to be holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God. People who… Read More Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

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Today’s thought “Let the word … dwell in you richly” (May 16)

“Let the word … dwell in you richly” Deuteronomy 33+ 34, Today we finished reading Moses’ last message to his people – the last two chapters of Deuteronomy. “And then the Lord buried him on Mount Nebo – and the people wept in mourning for him for thirty days” (34:8). They wept for Jesus for… Read More Today’s thought “Let the word … dwell in you richly” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13)

Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13) We have three most instructive chapters today. In Deuteronomy 30 Moses continues his final message of encouragement to his people – that the Lord “will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more… Read More Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13)

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Today’s thought “This day you have become …” (May 10)

“This day you have become …” Our readings today began by telling us how “Moses and the elders of Israel” made a special effort to make all the tribes who were about to enter the promised land “keep the whole commandment that I command you today” (Deuteronomy 27:1). Moses tried to, ‘engrave’ the consciousness of… Read More Today’s thought “This day you have become …” (May 10)

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Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27)

Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27) Deuteronomy 13-14, Acts 3-4 Today’s Deuteronomy reading brings to our attention an aspect of God’s dealings with us we need to understand and appreciate. This final message of Moses, we are finding very interesting: in a number of places it contains lessons very appropriate… Read More Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27)

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Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25) Today’s two chapters in Deuteronomy ‘inspire’ us as we come to the ‘heart’ of Moses’ final message before he dies. And we also have Acts 1 and the final words of Jesus before he ascends to heaven. Deuteronomy 10 records this declaration by… Read More Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

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Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

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)

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Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)

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)

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Today’s thought “Man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah” (April 24)

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)

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Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)

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)

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Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)

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)

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Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)

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)

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