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 “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3)

Today’s thought “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3) Isaiah’s message keeps returning to the theme of the need for reality in human thinking about their relationship with God. Belief in God in those days was not like it is with so many today, indeed in some countries today the majority do… Read More Today’s thought “… a separation between you and your God” (July 3)

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Today’s Thought “Increasing in the knowledge of God” (May 14)

Today’s Thought “Increasing in the knowledge of God” (May 14) Is your knowledge of God increasing? We live in a world in which all kinds of knowledge multiplies as never before – human cleverness appears to know no bounds! Sadly – at the same time, awareness and acknowledgement of God is decreasing at an astonishing… Read More Today’s Thought “Increasing in the knowledge of God” (May 14)

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Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30)

Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30) Stephen’s speech (in Acts 7) before the Jewish Council is a history lesson! Why? For what purpose? He reviews all that had happened since the time of Abraham. But the members of the Council would have known their history? But was it just academic knowledge to them?… Read More Today’s thought “You stiff necked people” (April 30)

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Today’s thought “… his word abiding in you” (April 13)

Today’s thought “… his word abiding in you” (April 13) Today we began reading the detailed teaching of Jesus that is special to the Gospel of John. Jesus is teaching in Jerusalem, it is “a feast of the Jews” and he tells them, “The Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me” but… Read More Today’s thought “… his word abiding in you” (April 13)

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How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

Spiritual Transformation The two things have to go together. If we want transformed bodies – made like that of the Lord Jesus, being free from sin and death – then our minds must be transformed, and that process starts now! By understanding the Bible and by making it our lifelong guide and companion, we can… Read More How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

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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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Today’s Thought “The whole earth is full of his glory” (May 16)

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)

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Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30) We have a whole range of challenging verses that provoke our thoughts in today’s chapters. The first of these is when, as Numbers 12 starts, “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses” because his wife was not from the twelve tribes. They said, “Has the LORD indeed… Read More Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

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Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24) What a powerful little word “if” can be! It can be like a wheel, it can turn things and situations into the right – or wrong direction! It is a challenging word for us – as to the genuineness of our thinking about what really… Read More Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

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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 “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 “Being made prosperous and numerous on conditions” (May 13)

In today’s reading we read that Jehovah keeps His promise and brings His chosen ones into the hind which their fathers possessed. “5 and Jehovah thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. 6… Read More Today’s thought “Being made prosperous and numerous on conditions” (May 13)

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