Today we began reading the prophet Nahum and his “oracle concerning Nineveh”. This city and nation (Assyria) was the great power of that earlier generation before Babylon became great. Remarkably it had repented at the preaching of Jonah and we reason that there was still some awe of Israel’s God at that time – flowing… Read More Today’s thought “Slow to anger and great in power” (December 10)
Today’s thought “… with steadfast purpose” (May 3) One of the early converts after the day of Pentecost was a man called Barnabas; we are not told all that much about him but what we are told is most interesting. At the end of Acts 4 we read of a Levite, one of the priestly… Read More Today’s thought “… with steadfast purpose” (May 3)
Today’s thought “Of first importance” (March 2) Psalm 106 is a survey of God’s dealings with Israel – above all of his mercy toward them: it ends with a petition, “Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations” (verse 47) – and he is doing this! Then in 1 Corinthians… Read More Today’s thought “Of first importance” (March 2)
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?