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Luke 6:28


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Read: Luke 6:28

It is so natural for us to feel bitter towards those who hurt us, be it verbally or physically. Revenge seems to be the sweetest response towards those who ill-treat or injure us. It is natural for us to use all our powers to repel injuries and to punish those who are against us; yet our Lord Jesus says, “Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you...

2 Thessalonians 3:3


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:3

The certainty of our ultimate salvation is grounded in God’s faithfulness. The Lord is faithful to all His promises that He has made. The Lord cannot lie (Numbers 23:19). Neither will He alter nor fail to perform that which is gone out of His mouth.

Men may be faithless and turn out to be untrue, but not God. Though many (who are church members) may abandon their sacred and solemn vows and show no fidelity to the cause of Christ, God will never desert His great purpose on which He has set His heart and pledged His Word...

Luke 22:46


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 30 July 2018

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...

1 Thessalonians 5:17


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 29 July 2018

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

What is prayer? Prayer is the reverential, worshipful communication of a genuine believer with God. It allows him to affirm his faith and confidence in the Triune God, to give thanks for the blessings received, to confess his sins, to consecrate his life to do the divine will concerning him and serve Him, to submit his petitions and pleadings for divine help in his needs and trials, etc. Prayer opens the door for him to flee from temptations and trials into the refuge of God’s glorious presence...

2 Thessalonians 3:1a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 28 July 2018

Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:1a

The apostle Paul often requested brethren to pray for him and his fellow labourers in the work of the Gospel (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:25; Hebrews 13:18). Though the apostles were called, equipped and endowed with the Holy Spirit and extraordinary miraculous gifts, they humbly beseeched the people of the church, both young and old, to pray for them. If Paul (with all his unique, miraculous apostolic gifts) required the prayers of God’s people, how much more preachers and pastors of our time need the prayer support of the church...

Psalm 33:4


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 27 July 2018

Read: Psalm 33:4

The psalmist began this psalm with a call to praise God. Then he proceeded to give reasons why God is to be praised. The first and foremost reason he gave for praising God is that “the word of the LORD is right”.

God’s Word is absolutely right according to God’s own perfect rule of right. If anyone were to say that the Word of the LORD is not right, then he is making God a liar. According to God’s own perfect standard, His Word is right in all that it says...

1 Peter 1:25


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 26 July 2018

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...

Philippians 1:5


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 25 July 2018

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...

2 Thessalonians 2:14


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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...

Galatians 1:9b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 23 July 2018

Read: Galatians 1:9b

An absolute denunciation of every preacher of the false gospel is uttered here. This is the second time in two successive verses that Paul denounces false preachers. In the previous verse he said, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8). Whether it be a man of repute (like the apostle) or a heavenly being (like an angel), if he distorts the truth of the Gospel, he is an accursed individual...

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