Today’s thought “Elijah went up by a whirlwind” (August 28)

Our reading in 2 Kings 2 records the transfer of responsibility from Elijah to Elisha. Elisha requests, “Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me” (verse 9) and it is significant that Elisha ultimately performs twice as many miracles as Elijah. However, in doing God’s most important work and conveying God’s messages it… Read More Today’s thought “Elijah went up by a whirlwind” (August 28)

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Today’s Thought (August 18): “You do not know when the time will come”

Today we read what is known as ‘The Olivet Prophecy’. This was given by Jesus specifically to his disciples as they sat on the Mount of Olives looking down on the temple. He had shocked them by saying the temple was soon going to be destroyed. Much of Mark 13 is about the coming destruction… Read More Today’s Thought (August 18): “You do not know when the time will come”

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Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia

“For many years the brotherhood has watched for the time of the end and the return of the Lord Jesus, expecting movement from the north on countries further south and eventually into the Promised Land. Whilst we hope that the current events in Ukraine may be part of that fulfillment, we should not forget that… Read More Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia

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Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

As Peter completes his second letter he asks a question “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of the Lord …” (3:11,12). What is to be dissolved? He writes that… Read More Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19) Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians portrays details of some of the dramas that will occur at the return of Christ. He stresses how the enemies of God will be destroyed “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming… Read More Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17) Yesterday we started reading the inspiring book of Nehemiah. It is inspiring because it shows there is no limit to what can be achieved in serving the LORD when there is genuine dedication. We read, “the people had a mind to work” (4:6) to… Read More Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

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Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16) Nehemiah 3 is a wonderful illustration of the team work Nehemiah inspired – for the rebuilding of the broken down walls of Jerusalem. But what of the broken down walls of this world – that has allowed godlessness to come flooding in!… Read More Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

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Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2)

Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2) The finally two verses of our reading of Ezekiel 28 today fit the scene in and around Israel fairly accurately so that we are inclined to apply it to the circumstances we have witnessed in the Middle East in recent years. Yet such is the nature… Read More Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2)

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Deuteronomy for the twenty-first century: Choose life!

TESTIMONY For the study and defence of the holy Scripture Please do not forget to order a.o the May 2021 issue Loving greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ. 2021 Special Issue Deuteronomy for the twenty-first century: Choose life! The signs in the nations confirm that our Master’s long-awaited return is very near. Our pilgrimage through… Read More Deuteronomy for the twenty-first century: Choose life!

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Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18) Today we read three thought-provoking chapters – but that is the ‘appeal’ of God’s word – and each year we exercise our minds each day seeking to think through the words we read and gain more understanding – and also take lessons for ourselves from… Read More Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

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Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1)

Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1) These are the concluding words of yesterday’s Romans 9, “… whoever believes in him will not be put to shame”. Of course our understanding and resultant belief has to take in the context of the passages in God’s word – and then we must… Read More Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1)

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Today’s thought “Comfort your hearts and establish them” (May 20)

“Comfort your hearts and establish them” Joshua 5-6, Isaiah 10, 2 Thessalonians 1-2 Our five chapters today contained an overflow of challenging – and in one or two cases – puzzling prophecies: but these should be seen as part of the wisdom of God; otherwise his word could be left on our bookshelves much of… Read More Today’s thought “Comfort your hearts and establish them” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19) Deuteronomy 2, Proverbs 29, John 12 Deuteronomy, which we are now reading is, to some extent, a kind of history lesson to the next generation – the children of those who had died in the wilderness. This is an example to us –… Read More Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

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Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14) Today’s John 6 is particularly challenging – for our meditation. It needs deep thought for the depth of its meaning to truly come alive in our minds. Many of his disciples found his words too challenging, too difficult to grasp – and “many of… Read More Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

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