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1 Peter 1:25


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 24 December 2017

Read: 1 Peter 1:25

This verse begins with a solemn declaration about the enduring nature of Holy Scripture. The adversative conjunction “but” at the start of the verse presents the enduring nature of Scripture in contrast to the withering nature of man expressed in the previous verse. Man and his glory perish like the flower of grass, but God’s Word abides and lives forever...

Jude 1:21


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 23 December 2017

Read: Jude 1:21


he apostle Jude commands believers to keep themselves in the love of God. Believers must remain in the realm of God’s love. They should not wander away from the goodness and blessings that God has lovingly provided for them.

God’s love for His people is profoundly taught in the Scriptures. It is so great and wondrous. Psalm 36:7 says, “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings...

1 Timothy 6:9a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 22 December 2017

Read: 1 Timothy 6:9a

The original Greek phrase translated as “they that will be rich” refers to those who desire or wish to be rich. They are not contented with whatever God has given them. They are ambitious and determined to make more wealth. Their hearts and minds are set to be rich. They may not appear to be covetous and greedy. In reality, they will very likely come across as noble men who are industrious, determined and assiduous. However, they are driven by an irrepressible passion to be rich. Such would be noticed by the people of this world and be endued with great honour and praise for their achievements and wealth...

Philippians 1:5


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 21 December 2017

Read: Philippians 1:5

The “fellowship in the gospel” that the Philippians extended to Paul has given him great reasons for being thankful and rejoicing in God’s presence. So he wrote, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now” (1:3-5). The fellowship which Paul had with the Philippians did not fizzle out even though he was locked away in a prison in a faraway city. Geographical separation did not sever their fellowship...

1 John 2:1b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Read: 1 John 2:1b

We live in a world of many temptations of sin and with a body marred with sinful lusts. Though Christians are not permitted to sin, it is highly likely that we will find ourselves being overtaken by sin from time to time. John’s exhortation here should never be taken as a licence to sin. Nonetheless, if a Christian commits a sin, he should admit his sin and turn to Christ who is our Advocate with the Father in heaven...

Romans 12:13


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Read: Romans 12:13

The apostle Paul gave this instruction to the Roman Christians while he was discussing the tribulation of God’s people. He told them how they should show their love towards the persecuted Christians.

Terrible persecution was unleashed by the Roman emperor Nero and his people against Christians. Many were driven out of their homes and stripped of their occupations, leaving them destitute and homeless. The unbelievers around them were reluctant to help the suffering Christians. With the number of helpless Christians on the rise, the urgent need for “relief” was all too obvious...

2 Thessalonians 2:14


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 18 December 2017

Read: 2 Thessalonians 2:14

The believers in Thessalonica were told by Paul that they were called by God Himself through the apostolic preaching of the Gospel. Theologians refer to this as the “effectual calling unto salvation”. When the Gospel is preached to a group of people, it is only those who are persuaded in their hearts that the Gospel is a divine invitation to them to believe on Christ the Saviour, who will repent and trust Him for their salvation...

1 John 2:1a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 17 December 2017

Read: 1 John 2:1a


ohn’s salutation of his readers, “My little children”, expresses God’s love for His people. Divine love that flowed through the exhortation of the apostle sought sanctity in the lives of His people; hence he tenderly commanded them not to commit sin.

Would God’s children be bent on pursuing sin, knowing that it would grieve their loving Father? His dear children should say, “Oh, I will not grieve my God, who is so kind and good to me. Oh, how could I again grieve my God who has forgiven my sins...

Psalm 2:11


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 16 December 2017

Read: Psalm 2:11

When we make ourselves available to serve God sincerely, feelings of joy mingled with fear would fill our hearts. Divine service often engenders many emotions and virtues in the hearts of His servants. Here the psalmist speaks of fear, joy and trembling as the expected and most suitable feelings and experiences of the LORD’s servants...

Luke 22:46


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 15 December 2017

Read: Luke 22:46

Jesus was with three of His disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, which was situated on the side of mount Olives, when this conversation occurred. He was there to pray because His heart was in great agony concerning His impending death. Jesus also asked Peter, James and John to stay awake and pray, just as He would do. He told them to “pray that ye enter not into temptation...

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