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Devotion


John 14:15

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Read: John 14:15

What a privilege it is to love Christ! We love Him only because He first loved us (cf. 1 John 4:19). We did not love Him first. We were His enemies, and lived in defiance and utter disobedience to His Word. Paul has aptly said in Colossians 1:21-22, “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death...


Psalm 40:8

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Read: Psalm 40:8

Reading the words in today’s verse and its context is like eavesdropping on our Lord’s innermost thoughts and His prayer before His Father. In His very private and solemn communion with His Father, He said, “Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart...


Psalm 40:2

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 22 January 2018

Read: Psalm 40:2

The first part of Psalm 40, where the verse for today’s meditation is found, is about giving thanks to God for the deliverance and stability which the LORD has graciously provided for His servant. Gratefully, the psalmist says, “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Are you mindful to remember and praise God for the deliverance He has given to you in your life? What has the LORD done for you? Recount the recent deliverance that God has granted you in answer to your prayers...


Psalm 40:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 21 January 2018

Read: Psalm 40:1

What an inspiring testimony David bears here! He tells us how he handled his dilemma. He responded to his peculiar trouble by waiting patiently for the LORD.

He was in a very distressing situation. He described his situation in verse 2 as “an horrible pit of miry clay”. It was a picture of helplessness and despondence that David painted with those words. He was sunk in deep and dark depression. No one could deliver him, not even he himself...


Proverbs 28:13

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 20 January 2018

Read: Proverbs 28:13

First of all, we are warned of the danger of “covering” our sins – “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper”. But how does one cover or conceal his sins? One may cover his sins by putting the blame on another, like Adam who pointed his finger at Eve, or Eve who pointed her finger at the serpent (Genesis 3:12-13; cf. Job 31:33), or Saul who blamed the people (1 Samuel 15:24). Some hide their sins by pleading ignorance and dissociating themselves from any responsibility...


John 4:24

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 19 January 2018

Read: John 4:24

No Jew or Samaritan – in fact, no one at all – is a true worshipper if wrong notions about God are conceived in his heart. True worship of God is built on the truth about God. How could anyone worship God when he has an erroneous concept of God? Without the truth concerning God, no heart can render honour and praise to Him.

One of the great truths about God which Jesus declared in our text is that “God is a Spirit”. God is not flesh and blood. He is not confined by a corporeal body. He is an invisible, intelligent, immortal, infinite, independent Spirit...


James 1:17a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 18 January 2018

Read: James 1:17a

In the earlier verses, James has taught his readers that God does not send temptations of sin. “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man” (1:13). He also said that sin and death originate from our own lust that entices us (1:14-15). So he warned that no one should err concerning the truth that evil proceeds not from God, but from our own lust (1:16). Having declared unmistakably that temptations do not come from God...


1 Peter 4:16

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Read: 1 Peter 4:16

Christians often have to endure society’s rejection, ostracism, violence and even official persecution. The unbelieving world hates every genuine Christian. Jesus had forewarned, “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Mark 13:13; cf. Matthew 5:11; 10:22; 24:9; Philippians 1:29).

Should a Christian feel embarrassed or weakened or abandoned by the opposition and troubles that he suffers...


James 1:14

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Read: James 1:14

So often we point at the devil, the world, unbelieving friends, disobedient Christians, etc. as the source of our temptations. Though these are common sources of evil temptations, the above Scripture points out that there is a more subtle and dangerous fountainhead. It lies within every one; it is identified as “his own lust...


James 1:13b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 15 January 2018

Read: James 1:13b

Though our trials are permitted by God, He is not the author of the temptation of sin that may come simultaneously with those trials. No temptation of sin is designed or discharged by God. As James says, “for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man”.

God will never cajole and coax us to sin. God will never influence us to sin by infusing evil thoughts, inclinations, or desires. Nothing God does is evil; His ways with His people will never lead them to sin. The tempter is the devil ...



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