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Psalm 19:13a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Read: Psalm 19:13a

This was a prayer that David, the king of Israel, made to God. In this prayer, he presented himself to God as “thy servant”. Though David was a mighty king on earth, he was never ashamed to think of himself as God’s servant. He acknowledged, at the height of his reign, that it was God who had placed him on the throne in order to do His will. So he humbly confessed before the Lord, “I am thy servant...


Ephesians 4:30

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Read: Ephesians 4:30

Christians are exhorted here not to act in a way that would cause the Holy Spirit to be sorrowful. The word “grief” denotes pain or sadness felt in the heart of someone who deeply loves another. This is a reminder that we should always seek to please the Holy Spirit, who so affectionately and assiduously works in us.

The apostle Paul has mentioned the Holy Spirit about a dozen times in his epistle to the Ephesians, in connection with what He does for Christians. The Spirit of God has been at work within us to impart spiritual life, and to sanctify, strengthen, secure us for the Lord...


Exodus 18:11

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 30 October 2017

Read: Exodus 18:11

These are the words of Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, when he arrived in the camp of the Israelites. Jethro was the priest of Midian, a heathen nation. However, he must have surely heard in the past from Moses about the LORD God of Israel. Now, having listened to the news of the LORD’s great deliverance of Israel out of Egypt, Jethro had come to see for himself what the LORD had done for Moses and His people, Israel. Upon his arrival, Moses greeted him and invited him into his tent and “told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake...


Hebrews 3:12

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 29 October 2017

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...


Ephesians 4:29b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 28 October 2017

Read: Ephesians 4:29b

Immediately after prohibiting corrupt communication, Paul encourages good speech. He advises Christians to see that their words are wellchosen, to the extent that they edify others. The conversation of Christians should be honourable and beneficial, so that it edifies, rather than harms or destroys others...


Psalm 16:5

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 27 October 2017

Read: Psalm 16:5

After denouncing those who seek after other gods in the previous verse, David declares that “The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup”. Unlike those who wander away from the LORD, seeking the idols of this world, his heart is joyfully settled in the LORD. This is the reason why he separates himself from the idolatrous pursuits of other men...


Hebrews 11:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 26 October 2017

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...


Ephesians 4:29a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Read: Ephesians 4:29a

This is a prohibition against bad speech. The Greek word for “corrupt” denotes that which is putrid, rotten and hence corrupting, defiling and injurious. Jesus said in Matthew 15:18, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Corrupt communication includes many kinds of bad speech, such as bad language, vulgar and profane exclamations, foolish talking, filthy conversation, unprofitable remarks, profane oaths, lies, false witnessing, angry utterances, provocative words, demeaning statements, hurtful words, curses, threatening...


Romans 8:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Read: Romans 8:1

The Christian’s freedom from condemnation is declared here – “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (v. 1a).

The phrase, “There is therefore”, refers us back to the previous chapter, where the Christian’s spiritual struggles against the flesh are discussed. However, it ended with a great shout of victory and joy – “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin...


Isaiah 41:10b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 23 October 2017

Read: Isaiah 41:10b

Athreefold commitment from the LORD God to His people is found in God’s “I will’s” — I will, I will, I will — in this portion of Isaiah 41:10. Oh, the certainty of the promise! His assurance to His people speaks of His foreknowledge and readiness to help them in the midst of their troubles. In its context, the Lord revealed to them the great troubles that the nation of Israel and the world around them would face. However, the Lord wanted them to know that He remained committed to them as their unchanging and unfailing God...



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