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1 Corinthians 10:31

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 02 July 2018

Read: 1 Corinthians 10:31

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he chief purpose for which God’s people should live is God’s glory. It is also the chief rule by which they decide what they should do. They should do only that which will honour God.

To act for the glory of God is to act so that His glory is acknowledged, admired and accomplished. Whatever is done to advance the glory of God is right; whatever is done without the purpose of His glory is wrong...


Proverbs 16:25

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 01 July 2018

Read: Proverbs 16:25

This verse has been mentioned once before in Proverbs 14:12. Since it is being repeated, we stand alerted twice to its warning. Hence, it is of utmost importance that we pay attention to its admonition.

We are warned here concerning the delusive and seductive nature of our self-will. Alas, even a destructive way may seem right unto a man if he simply follows his passion and self-will, which have been darkened by sin. If a man’s thoughts and feelings are not guided by the wisdom of God’s Word, what is harmful may seem right to him, being warped by his mind that is predisposed to sin and disobedience...


Hebrews 13:7b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 30 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 13:7b

After instructing Christians to remember those who have the rule over them and have taught them God’s Word, the writer of Hebrews exhorted them to follow the faith of their faithful teachers. What could have been intended by the word “faith”?

Firstly, “faith” is the trust that one’s heart places in Christ and His Word. It is by such faith that we are saved. Ephesians 2:8 says, “by grace are ye saved through faith”. Secondly, “faith” can be a reference to the truths of God that we ought to believe...


Hebrews 13:7a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 29 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 13:7a

This is an exhortation that is intended to guard our hearts against wandering away from the divine truths which God has given to us through men who faithfully serve Him among His people. It would be tragic if we forget God’s faithful servants who give us His truth and instead follow after those who teach contrary to the truth of God’s Word. This is why the apostle Paul warned the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:29-32, “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock...


Hebrews 13:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 28 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 13:6

Oh, how we need to cast off our despondency. At times, the pressing needs of life can fill our hearts with overwhelming anxiety and perplexity. We should not allow our hearts to drown in despair. We ought to teach ourselves to wait upon the Lord, who is our Help.

Let us first acknowledge that we are poor and helpless creatures. Let us humbly and sincerely confess our destitution without the Lord’s help. The youths and the elderly alike need the Lord’s help. Even the wealthiest, the wisest, or the mightiest cannot stand alone...


2 Peter 1:5

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Read: 2 Peter 1:5

The apostle Peter had just mentioned in the previous verse that God has granted to believers exceeding great and precious promises, that they may escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. In fact, through God’s promises given to the believers, they are empowered to attain many more spiritual advantages than being delivered from the lustful snares of this corrupt world. All the potential for greater spiritual attainments and excellence is provided for every Christian in God’s exceeding great and precious promises...


Hebrews 13:5b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Read: Hebrews 13:5b

Herein we have a reminder of God’s promise of His presence and tender care for all His people. The word “for” connects it to the earlier portion of this passage, which exhorts Christians to avoid a covetous life and to live in contentment. This divine promise is mentioned to encourage us to live contentedly with what we have in our peculiar circumstances. This promise of the Lord is intended to instil in us courage to live contentedly. These assuring words of the Lord are spoken to every child of God...


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...


Psalm 73:25

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Read: Psalm 73:25

The psalmist, by using a very persuasive Hebrew device of a question and an assertion, here expresses his profound and firm love for God. He is supremely satisfied in God. He desires no one more than the LORD whom he has been trusting. Such should be the sentiment of every child of God towards God.

By asking “Whom have I in heaven but thee?”, the psalmist exalts God above all the angels and the souls of the departed who are in God’s presence. None of the angels – not even the archangel...



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