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Hebrews 13:5a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 25 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 13:5a

Christians must be careful to avoid covetousness in life. It is a pernicious sin. The prophet Habakkuk said, “Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil” (Habakkuk 2:9)! In other words, one who lives covetously to secure a life of ease, which is seemingly free from troubles, will only invite greater troubles to his house...


Jeremiah 29:13

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 24 June 2018

Read: Jeremiah 29:13

This is an exhortation found in the concluding section of a letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the Jewish captives who were deported from Jerusalem to Babylon in 597 BC. He knew that the Jewish people would have a difficult time in that heathen nation. So in that letter, Jeremiah, like a very concerned pastor, sought to instruct and encourage them. He told them how they should conduct themselves in that heathen land so that they may be good witnesses to the idolatrous Babylonians...


2 Peter 1:4b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 23 June 2018

Read: 2 Peter 1:4b

Having described the promises of God as “exceeding great and precious”, the apostle Peter now enumerates God’s ultimate purpose in giving His promises to the believers. God’s plan is to aid the believers, through the promises, to become “partakers of the divine nature”.

The Greek root word for “partaker” (koinōnós) is the same Greek word for “fellowship”. It means sharer or partner. What does it mean to share in the divine nature? It certainly does not denote the teachings of the heathen religions...


2 Peter 1:4a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 22 June 2018

Read: 2 Peter 1:4a

The promises of God are assurances which God has given to His people in the Scriptures. We can trust God to bestow all His promises to us because He is faithful and able to fulfil all that He has promised. Hence, none of His promises will fail.

These promises are “exceeding great” because they come from an infinitely great God. The promises of the Bible are an expression of God’s greatness, all-sufficiency, omnipotence, omniscience, grace, mercy, love, etc. His great power to bring about all His plans and promises, makes all His promises to be exceedingly great...


Psalm 105:3

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 21 June 2018

Read: Psalm 105:3

Believers are exhorted to “glory” in the LORD’s holy name. The Hebrew word rendered “glory” is the same word from which we get the word “hallelujah” (meaning “praise ye the LORD”). It denotes praise. The special subject mentioned for believers’ praise is the holy name of their God. In other words, the fact that the LORD is holy should help them to rejoice and praise Him from their hearts...


Hebrews 7:25b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 7:25b

The whole verse says, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

This saving ability of Christ rests upon not only His death and resurrection, but also on the fact of His ever living to make intercession for those who come to God by Him. Unlike the Levitical priests whose intercessions were interrupted by their deaths...


Hebrews 7:25a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 7:25a

The Lord Jesus Christ “is able to save”. He is mighty to save, for He is our divine Saviour. Titus 2:13 refers to Him as “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (cf. Titus 2:10; 1 Timothy 1:1). Jude 1:25 refers to Jesus Christ as “the only wise God our Saviour”, to whom belongs “glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever”. As the omnipotent God, Jesus Christ has immeasurable power to save sinners from their sins and eternal condemnation. In Isaiah 45:22, He says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else...


Hebrews 3:12

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 18 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 3:12

Everyone in the church is admonished to see to it that he has no evil heart. It is with brotherly love that such an admonition is given. The writer of Hebrews addressed them as “brethren” to show that his admonition is given not out of any hard feelings or distrust or jealousy, but rather, out of a loving care for their spiritual safety...


Hebrews 11:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 17 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 11:6b

Aperson who approaches God in worship and prayer is aptly described as “he that cometh to God”. Such a person must believe the existence of the living and true God as He has revealed Himself to us in His Word. It is not sufficient to believe in some supernatural, powerful force or energy that some would vaguely refer to as “God”. One must believe that He is the God whom He Himself has revealed through His Word. And for us, that means to believe in the God who is also one with Jesus Christ. To believe in anything other than what He has revealed Himself to be...


Hebrews 11:6a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 16 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 11:6a

Let us consider what faith is all about. Faith needs to have the knowledge concerning God. In other words, one needs to take heed to what God has revealed about Himself and His will. Only by hearing the Word of God can one come to know God, His plan of salvation, His commandments, promises, etc.

However, a man’s mere knowledge of the Scriptures does not necessarily prove that he has faith. A man may know some Scriptural doctrine and yet not have faith. Granted, knowledge of God’s Word can lead to mental assent or agreement to all it says...



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