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2 Corinthians 12:9a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 23 July 2017

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9a

The Lord’s grace is always sufficient for His people. The Lord Himself has declared it! It was to the apostle Paul, who was afflicted with “a thorn in the flesh”, that the Lord promised: “My grace is sufficient for thee”.

Being an ardent labourer in the Lord’s vineyard, it must have been tough for Paul to carry out his tasks while being constantly afflicted. So he prayed thrice that his affliction might depart from him...

Ephesians 2:4


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 22 July 2017

Read: Ephesians 2:4

The worldly man speaks of riches in terms of material wealth. He yearns for money, jewellery, big houses and luxury items. Sadly, even churchgoers of our time are overly concerned with material riches.

But a godly man, like the apostle Paul, will be extremely vigilant and cautious towards material wealth (cf. 1 Timothy 6:9-11). In fact, such a man will also be overwhelmingly fascinated with the riches of God. In his epistles, Paul spoke glowingly of “the unsearchable riches of Christ...

Psalm 40:1


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 21 July 2017

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...

Psalm 100:5


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 20 July 2017

Read: Psalm 100:5

What should God’s people think of Him all the time? Oh, let them remember that the Lord is good, full of mercy and ever-faithful. Herein, we have a very concise and yet comprehensive declaration concerning an infinite God whose attributes are unfathomable.

The very first declaration in our text is that “the LORD is good”. The statement that “the LORD is good” reminds us of the absolute goodness of His divine nature. According to Exodus 34:6, the LORD is “abundant in goodness...

James 5:16a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Read: James 5:16a

The situation in view here is that of Christians who suffer from some form of sickness, apparently as a chastisement for their sins. They are advised to confess the offences they have committed to those whom they have injured. The specific reason for such an advice is that the offenders who have fallen sick “may be healed...

Ephesians 6:24


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Read: Ephesians 6:24

This is Paul’s benediction at the end of his epistle to the Ephesians. Paul had also, at the beginning of his epistle, prayed for the favour of God’s grace to be with all His people: “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:2).

What a great blessing it is to be vessels of His grace! To always have grace with us is a glorious prospect. To Christians, the word “grace” encompasses all the blessings which the Gospel of Jesus Christ affords. All our salvific blessings (justification, reconciliation with God, inheritance of all spiritual blessings, His Holy Spirit, etc.) are the gifts of His grace...

Philippians 3:7


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 17 July 2017

Read: Philippians 3:7

Once Christ becomes the most cherished desire of a soul, everything that was dear and profitable till then would quickly fade in its appeal and significance to his thoughts. The apostle Paul was such a person. Since his soul has embraced Christ as his Saviour and Lord, he has been totally captivated by the glory of Christ. Nothing has ever fascinated his soul as much as Christ’s love, grace, truth, glory and His person. Everything he once considered “gain” became worthless and unappealing...

Psalm 40:8


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 16 July 2017

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...

Romans 5:9


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 15 July 2017

Read: Romans 5:9

In this verse, Paul delineates another blessing of our justification. The phrase, “much more then”, at the beginning of the verse introduces an argument from the greater to the lesser: if Christ has already achieved the great work of justifying sinners by shedding His blood, He will certainly perform the comparatively simple task of keeping them safe. If, when we were enemies, He overcame all that was in the way of our salvation, then now that we are His own people...

1 Peter 5:7


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 14 July 2017

Read: 1 Peter 5:7

Christians have great hope of exaltation at Christ’s coming, which is yet future. What about the humbling ordeals in their life on earth? Well, 1 Peter 5:7 avows that God will abide with them as their support in their humbling circumstances. Early Christians suffered much humiliation and debilitating circumstances. Because of their faith in Christ, they suffered loss of family standing, loss of friends, loss of status and respect, loss of their livelihood and, in extreme cases, loss of even their lives...

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