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Hebrews 3:15b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 03 June 2017

Read: Hebrews 3:15b

Today, not tomorrow! Now, not later! Nothing is said in this verse about tomorrow. To God’s people, every day is an opportunity from God to know His will and fulfil it. How they respond each day to the Lord matters! They are warned against hardening their hearts towards the Lord and against provoking Him to displeasure.

A new day of defiance would mean another day of aggravation and provocation of the just wrath of God. However, His gracious voice today extends another opportunity for all the defiant ones to repent and escape His wrath...


Isaiah 26:4

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 02 June 2017

Read: Isaiah 26:4

Dark clouds of calamities were gathering over the people of Israel. The peril that the LORD had warned for so long was almost upon them. However, the prophet encouraged the genuine believers among them with these words: “Trust ye in the LORD for ever”. He was urging the believers to keep and rest their confidence in the LORD at all times, even in times of adversity, affliction, persecution, poverty, ridicule or any kind of trial...


Psalm 84:11

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 01 June 2017

Read: Psalm 84:11

Here two emblems, “sun” and “shield”, are used by the psalmist to express his most intimate thoughts about the LORD God in his special circumstance. Those symbolic designations of the LORD represent every believer’s assurance that the LORD is his provider and protector.

To all God’s people, He is like the sun that casts its light and warmth upon the earth. His favours are innumerable and invaluable, and are freely given like the light of the sun. Every day, like the sun which emits its light,...


1 John 2:16

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Read: 1 John 2:16

In this verse, the world that is antithetical to God is unmasked. We are told that three elements constitute the ungodly world and all that are in it. A proper understanding of those three aspects of the world will prove to us why all that is in the world “is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The first element of the world is “the lust of the flesh” (or the cravings of the carnal nature of our fallen body). God has created our body with certain desires, such as hunger, thirst, rest, sex, etc., which are not evil in themselves...


2 Corinthians 5:17

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17

What is depicted here is the real prospect of a genuine Christian, i.e. any man who is in Christ. His relation to Christ is so entrenched that he is portrayed to “be in Christ”. He is united to Christ, just as the branch is to the vine. The Christian is one who abides in Christ. So Jesus said to His disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you...


John 14:15

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 29 May 2017

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...


Romans 12:2b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 28 May 2017

Read: Romans 12:2b

Christians are here exhorted to live a transformed life. In the past, we lived according to the lust of our flesh and enjoyed the pleasures of the world. But now as Christians, we ought to be “transformed”. To be transformed is to be metamorphosed, or changed in nature and form. Christians demonstrate a real change in their conduct. They are no more the same as before their conversion...


John 8:32

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 27 May 2017

Read: John 8:32

Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth”. What then, is “the truth” that we shall know? In the Gospel of John, the word “truth” frequently refers to Christ and His words. John wrote about Christ in John 1:14 that “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Again, he affirmed in John 1:17 that “grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” When Jesus spoke concerning John the Baptist who had prepared the way for Him, He said that “he bare witness unto the truth...


James 1:14

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 26 May 2017

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...


Galatians 5:1b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 25 May 2017

Read: Galatians 5:1b

Attempts had been made by false teachers and false brethren, who were the agents of Satan, to deprive the Galatian Christians of their Christian liberty. It was apparent to Apostle Paul that some in the Galatian church were influenced by the false teachers who instructed them to return to the ceremonial observances of the Jews. So Paul warned the Galatians to stop turning back to different forms of legalism and self-efforts which would ensnare their souls. The verb he used in his admonition, “be not entangled again”, is a present imperative with a negative particle; and thus serves as a strong command to stop an act which is already in process...



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