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Proverbs 15:23

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 26 May 2016

Read: Proverbs 15:23

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his saying is set in the context of having wise counsellors. There is great profitability in listening to men who can provide wise advice about matters of life, whether it be spiritual or mundane matters.

It is also God's will concerning us that every Christian be wise in speech to exhort and edify one another. God has great expectation concerning His people's communication with one another. He wants them to cultivate wise speech...


Colossians 1:11

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Read: Colossians 1:11

This is a portion of Paul's prayer for Colossian Christians. What a needful prayer! Paul was aware that a Christian, unless endued with strength of his Almighty God, will not be able to persevere in his life of faith and service. Every Christian needs to be empowered with the Omnipotent's   strength, which is infinitely greater than his own strength. A Christian's personal strength is not equal to his challenges. Jesus said, "without me ye can do nothing...


1 Corinthians 15:55

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:55

Two types of feelings about death is expressed in these rhetorical questions by the Apostle Paul - the feelings of those who have not received the Lord Jesus as their Saviour, and also of those who have received Him by faith as their Saviour.

People's general sentiment about death is described here as something with a "sting" that results in "victory" over us. The allusion seems to be the venomous sting of a reptile...


Titus 2:7

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 19 May 2016

Read: Titus 2:7

In this chapter, Paul gives Titus various instructions that he should inculcate in the lives of believers of various age groups. He was to instruct aged men to be sober, grave, and temperate (v.2); the aged women to be holy and be teachers of good things to younger women (vv.3,4) ; the younger women to be home-makers who love of their husbands and children according to God's Word (vv.4,5); and the younger men to be sober minded...


Colossians 1:14

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Read: Colossians 1:14

Here our salvation is referred to as "redemption" in Christ.  The word "redemption" refers to securing of one's release or freedom by the payment of a price, which was known as "ransom". Redeeming salves and prisoners of war by paying a ransom was common in the ancient world. So "redemption" is freedom purchased. It also presupposes the condition of detention from which there is no escape until the ransom is paid...


Psalm 23:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Read: Psalm 23:6b

David was a man who always desired to be in "the house of the LORD." In the house of the LORD, he rejoiced in the goodness and mercies of the LORD. Worship, songs, testimonies, the meditation of His Word, prayers, and all other activities in the LORD's house granted him the greatest joy he experienced in this world. In Psalm 5:7, he uttered, "But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple...


Psalm 19:7b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Read: Psalm 19:7b

Here David refers to the Scriptures as "the testimony of the LORD". In many other places also, the Scripture refers to itself as the testimony of the LORD.  For instance, Psalm 119 refers to the Scripture about 23 times as the "testimony" or "testimonies" of the LORD. The Hebrew word for "testimony" (ʿēdût) used here means "that which is borne witness to". The Scripture is the LORD's testimony because it is His own affirmation of all things that are recorded in it. The Bible is a divine witness. All that is revealed in the Scriptures is God's own true report...


Revelation 3:19

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Read: Revelation 3:19

When Christ rebuked the church in Laodecia with stern and severe words, He wanted them to know that it is His love for them that resulted in such sharp words of rebuke. He said, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten." To rebuke one's sins is not being unjustly captious or fault-finding. It is neither some kind of hypocritical nitpicking that is done with impatient, bitter, retaliatory spirit. Its actual intent is not to destroy a good person or a good action...


Isaiah 25:1b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 09 May 2016

Read: Isaiah 25:1b

Praise of God is the outflowing of a thankful heart. When a heart is full of gratitude toward God, it hastens to bless His name. A thankful heart is resolute to praise God's name, just as Isaiah said, "I will praise thy name". The prophet is determined to praise God...


Isaiah 45:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 08 May 2016

Read: Isaiah 45:6b

The Lord through the Prophet Isaiah declares Himself to be the Supreme Sovereign, who has no match or equal anywhere. The LORD is the undisputed King. Even the new powerful king, Cyrus of Persia, who would crush and conquer the might of great Babylon, would serve the LORD. Irrespective of his exploits and subjugation of the world's powerful kings and princes, Cyrus would be under the LORD's dominion (Cf. Isa. 44:28; 45:1-4). Cyrus would act just as God commanded him...



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