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Philippians 4:19

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 09 July 2016

Read: Philippians 4:19

Being thankful for the love and concern expressed by the brethren in the Philippian Church through their financial support, the Apostle Paul uttered these words. Just as the brethren were concerned of Paul's well-being, he was also concerned about theirs. He knew that they showed generosity toward him not because they themselves were free from financial needs. Paul could do little to help them on his own, but he prayed that God would provide for all their need. Essentially, he was saying...


Romans 15:11

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 08 July 2016

Read: Romans 15:11

Paul was particularly mindful of his special calling to be "The apostle of the Gentiles" (Rom. 11:13); and hence, it was his joy that thousands and thousands of Gentiles have already turned from idols to worship the living and true God through the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 1:9). He rejoiced that God had shown such great mercy toward the Gentiles and received them into His kingdom. He wanted the believing Jews also to rejoice in the salvation of Gentiles...


Romans 5:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 07 July 2016

Read: Romans 5:6

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e were in great peril having no strength to help ourselves out of our sins, misery and condemnation. Our impotency to help ourselves out of our utter wretchedness was an eternal peril that engulfed our souls. Our condition was awful as we were "without strength."

Our utter inability to please God, because of our sins, left us completely open to the full force of God's curse and wrath. "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish....


1 John 4:16b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Read: 1 John 4:16b

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ever was more meaning encapsulated in so few words as in this short sentence - "God is love". It is a statement of eternal magnitude. The Apostle John stated this truth twice in his first epistle (cf. 1 John 4:8, 16). The message of this short verse is splashed across the Bible.

When John wrote that "God is love", he was not saying that "love" is the complete revelation of God. In fact, he has already written in the same epistle that "God is light" (1 Jn. 1:5); and that refers to God's holy nature...


John 10:30

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Read: John 10:30

Christ proclaims here His oneness with the Father. Some have argued that these words of Christ are only with reference to the mutual interest of the Father and Christ concerning the protection of the redeemed people. Their reason for such an insistence is that Jesus was instructing the people that He would give them eternal life and that they will never perish. However, they have failed to take into consideration that Christ had also spoken of the great power of the Father...


Matthew 1:23a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 03 July 2016

Read: Matthew 1:23a

The birth of Jesus has been a long awaited event for God had revealed various facts related to His birth through prophets of old. The prophets and saints of God live with a holy curiosity about the manner of His condescension into this world. In 1 Peter 1:11, we read about their curiosity: "Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow...


Isaiah 25:1a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 02 July 2016

Read: Isaiah 25:1a

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he prophet Isaiah gives himself wholly to the worship of the LORD. He appears to be totally consumed by the desire to glorify the LORD. Nothing is more important to Isaiah than exalting His God. Every child of God must be gripped and driven with this singular passion to exalt the LORD.

Like Isaiah, Moses said in Exodus 15:2, "The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation...


1 Peter 5:5c

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 01 July 2016

Read: 1 Peter 5:5c

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nd be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

The exhortation to all Christians to "be clothed with humility", first of all, tells us that no one possesses it naturally. We need to put on humility and be sure that we remain clothed with it...


Psalm 68:5

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 30 June 2016

Read: Psalm 68:5

These words declare the infinite mercy and tender compassion of our gracious God. Though God is all powerful and great in His glory, He does not despise those who are poor and needy. Though He reigns in heaven, in his holy habitation, he does not forsake his children who are afflicted and abused by cruel and wicked men in this unjust world. With pity He will attend to His suffering children, and be their help and defence. The fatherless, the widows, the persecuted, will find Him to be their solace. He proves Himself to all those who trust Him to be an all-sufficient God...


1 Timothy 6:9a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Read: 1 Timothy 6:9a

They that will be rich", according to the original Greek phrase, are those who desire or wish to be rich. They are not contended with whatever God has given. They are ambitious and determined to make more wealth. Their hearts and minds are set to be rich.

They may not appear to be covetous and greedy, but as determined and industrious people...



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