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Luke 9:24


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 22 July 2018

Read: Luke 9:24

This statement of Jesus seems paradoxical in two aspects: “whosoever will save his life shall lose it”, and also “whosoever will lose his life … shall save it.” This seemingly paradoxical statement is also found in Matthew 10:39. In John 12:25, Jesus states it in an explanatory manner: “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal...

Romans 10:16


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 22 July 2018

Read: Romans 10:16

The faithful, clear preaching of the Gospel will not necessarily result in its acceptance by the hearers. Even though a biblically sound message is preached by a godly, faithful preacher whom God has appointed, Scripture reminds us that hearers could still reject it.

The apostle Paul says without any hesitation, “But they have not all obeyed the gospel.” In Acts 28:24, concerning the response of the Jews who came to hear Paul expound the Old Testament Scriptures concerning the kingdom of God, Luke reported...

Mark 16:15b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 20 July 2018

Read: Mark 16:15b

Christ’s commission to His apostles gives the Gospel work a global scope. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be offered to the whole world. It must be extended beyond all boundaries, divisions and classes. The whole world is to be reached with the Gospel. When it comes to our commitment to spread the Gospel, it should not be subject to limitations of country, or distinctions of culture, or barriers of ethnicity, or restraints of language. We are commissioned to preach the Gospel to “every creature”. Wherever there is man, Christians should attempt to bring the Gospel..

Psalm 27:10


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 19 July 2018

Read: Psalm 27:10

It is possible that a Christian may be abandoned by his parents. Such tragic scenarios do happen in real life. In fact, Jesus had warned of such betrayals: “Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved...

Proverbs 3:12


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Read: Proverbs 3:12

The Scriptures often ascribe a paternal relationship to the LORD’s dealings with His people. In the text for today’s devotion, the LORD’s corrective measures are depicted as those of a loving father. The idea of God’s paternal correction is evidently taken from Deuteronomy 8:5 – “Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee...

Psalm 103:13


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Read: Psalm 103:13

Our heavenly Father’s pity is briefly and yet eminently described here by comparing it with the pity of a human father. God is pleased to call our attention to His paternal character of pity, so that we may have the best conceptions of the character of God.

Pity is the tender love and mercy shown by the infinitely superior God to the undeserving, rebellious creatures as we are. Divine pity is God’s loving kindness. No other word brings home the truth of God’s paternal love, mercy, kindness, patience and benevolence better than “pity...

Proverbs 23:24


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 16 July 2018

Read: Proverbs 23:24

Most Christian parents seem to hinge their happiness on their children’s worldly achievements. They push their kids along the paths of academic and economic success at any cost. They fail to appreciate that their children’s spiritual growth and steadfastness are more significant than worldly success. Hence, they must be admonished of the great need to focus on their children’s conformity and faithfulness to Christ and His Word...

Proverbs 22:6


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 15 July 2018

Read: Proverbs 22:6

This is the Christian parents’ God-given responsibility towards every one of their children. In Psalm 127, we are reminded that “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth” (vv. 3-4). As with arrows, children ought to be accurately aimed and directed to get to their targets. God expects parents to guide their children to achieve spiritual goals in their lives...

Psalm 103:8


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 14 July 2018

Read: Psalm 103:8

The attributes of the LORD mentioned in this verse were once revealed by the LORD Himself to Moses on mount Sinai. In Exodus 34:6, Moses recorded the LORD proclaiming Himself as “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth”. These attributes of the LORD had been wonderfully experienced by the people of Israel when He delivered them out of Egypt and guided them forward in spite of their murmuring and rebellion...

Psalm 23:1


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 13 July 2018

Read: Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23 is a psalm in which David expresses his personal faith in the LORD. So he said with absolute conviction, “The LORD is my shepherd”. No doubt the LORD is the Shepherd of Israel (cf. Psalm 80:1). However, here David was affirming his own faith and conviction that the LORD is also his shepherd.

David trusted in the great name of his God with total assurance of heart. The name “the LORD” refers to the great Jehovah, the great I AM that I AM (Exodus 3:14). David’s faith in the LORD brought him into a personal relationship with God...

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