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Psalm 12:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 03 December 2017

Read: Psalm 12:6

The excellence of the Holy Scriptures is powerfully presented here by David. Firstly, the phrase “the words of the LORD” points out that all the words of the Scriptures are the LORD’s. Every word of the Bible proceeds from the LORD Himself. He used men, who were His servants, to write them down. As 2 Peter 1:21 declares, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” Likewise, 2 Timothy 3:16 declares, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God”. The LORD is the actual author of the Bible...


Hebrews 13:5b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 02 December 2017

Read: Hebrews 13:5b

Herein we have a reminder of God’s promise of His presence and tender care for all His people. The word “for” connects it to the earlier portion of this passage, which exhorts Christians to avoid a covetous life and to live in contentment. This divine promise is mentioned to encourage us to live contentedly with what we have in our peculiar circumstances. This promise of the Lord is intended to instil in us courage to live contentedly. These assuring words of the Lord are spoken to every child of God...


Matthew 10:38

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 01 December 2017

Read: Matthew 10:38

What is peculiar about the “cross” that every follower of Christ must bear? The cross was usually two rough wooden beams – one long and one short – joined together near the top of the long beam. It was an apparatus meant to inflict pain and death. Victims were forced to carry it to the place of their crucifixion. It placed on them not only a heavy burden, but also shame and disgrace. Thus the phrase “carrying the cross” has become a symbolic expression for shame, suffering and death one must endure...


Proverbs 22:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 30 November 2017

Read: Proverbs 22:6

This is the Christian parents’ God-given responsibility towards every one of their children. In Psalm 127, we are reminded that “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth” (vv. 3-4). As with arrows, children ought to be accurately aimed and directed to get to their targets. God expects parents to guide their children to achieve spiritual goals in their lives...


Colossians 3:21

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Read: Colossians 3:21

The advice given here for “fathers” is also for “mothers”, as the Greek word patēr is also translated as “parents” elsewhere in our English Bible (Hebrews 11:23). What is said here should be received by all who are parents.

All parents are commanded not to provoke their children lest they be discouraged. They should immediately refrain from any attitude, word or action that would cause irritation and emotional outburst. They must also be careful not to cause discouragement in the children...


Psalm 23:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Read: Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23 is a psalm in which David expresses his personal faith in the LORD. So he said with absolute conviction, “The LORD is my shepherd”. No doubt the LORD is the Shepherd of Israel (cf. Psalm 80:1). However, here David was affirming his own faith and conviction that the LORD is also his shepherd.

David trusted in the great name of his God with total assurance of heart. The name “the LORD” refers to the great Jehovah, the great I AM that I AM (Exodus 3:14). David’s faith in the LORD brought him into a personal relationship with God...


Hebrews 13:7a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 27 November 2017

Read: Hebrews 13:7a

This is an exhortation that is intended to guard our hearts against wandering away from the divine truths which God has given to us through men who faithfully serve Him among His people. It would be tragic if we forget God’s faithful servants who give us His truth and instead follow after those who teach contrary to the truth of God’s Word. This is why the apostle Paul warned the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:29-32, “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock...


Psalm 103:8

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 26 November 2017

Read: Psalm 103:8

The attributes of the LORD mentioned in this verse were once revealed by the LORD Himself to Moses on mount Sinai. In Exodus 34:6, Moses recorded the LORD proclaiming Himself as “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth”. These attributes of the LORD had been wonderfully experienced by the people of Israel when He delivered them out of Egypt and guided them forward in spite of their murmuring and rebellion...


Hebrews 13:7b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 25 November 2017

Read: Hebrews 13:7b

After instructing Christians to remember those who have the rule over them and have taught them God’s Word, the writer of Hebrews exhorted them to follow the faith of their faithful teachers. What could have been intended by the word “faith”?

Firstly, “faith” is the trust that one’s heart places in Christ and His Word. It is by such faith that we are saved. Ephesians 2:8 says, “by grace are ye saved through faith”. Secondly, “faith” can be a reference to the truths of God that we ought to believe...


Colossians 3:18

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 24 November 2017

Read: Colossians 3:18

Nowhere else can we find the best counsels for family life other than in God’s Word. God, Creator of man and woman, has provided His perfect wisdom for His people to enjoy peace and happiness in their domestic life. Through the apostle Paul, the Lord has provided specific advice for Christians on how each family member ought to carry out his / her role in the home...



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