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Psalm 23:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Read: Psalm 23:6b

David was a man who always desired to be in "the house of the LORD." In the house of the LORD, he rejoiced in the goodness and mercies of the LORD. Worship, songs, testimonies, the meditation of His Word, prayers, and all other activities in the LORD's house granted him the greatest joy he experienced in this world. In Psalm 5:7, he uttered, "But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple...


Psalm 23:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 16 May 2016

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 that the LORD is the shepherd of Israel (cf. Psalm 80:1). However, it was David's 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" is the great Jehovah, the great I AM that I AM...


Psalm 27:10

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 15 May 2016

Read: Psalm 27:10

It is possible that one's parents may forsake him. In fact, it does happen. Jesus did warn 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...


1 John 5:21

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 14 May 2016

Read: 1 John 5:21

The Apostle John begins his final exhortation of his first epistle by addressing believers, "Little children." This is his characteristic affectionate mode of addressing believers. About 8 times in this epistle, John used the salutation "little children" (1 Jn. 2:1,12-13,18,28; 3:7,18; 4:4; 5:21). With tender affection, the apostle here warned believers concerning the danger of "idols...


Proverbs 3:12

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 13 May 2016

Read: Proverbs 3:12

The Scriptures often ascribe the paternal relation to the LORD's dealings with His people. In the text for today's devotion, the LORD's corrective measures are depicted as that 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...


Luke 6:28

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 12 May 2016

Read: Luke 6:28

It is so natural for us to feel bitter toward those who hurt us, whether verbally or physically. Revenge seems to be the sweetest response to those who ill-treat or injure us. While it is so natural for us to use all our powers to repel injuries and to punish those that are against us; 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...


Psalm 19:7b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Read: Psalm 19:7b

Here David refers to the Scriptures as "the testimony of the LORD". In many other places also, the Scripture refers to itself as the testimony of the LORD.  For instance, Psalm 119 refers to the Scripture about 23 times as the "testimony" or "testimonies" of the LORD. The Hebrew word for "testimony" (ʿēdût) used here means "that which is borne witness to". The Scripture is the LORD's testimony because it is His own affirmation of all things that are recorded in it. The Bible is a divine witness. All that is revealed in the Scriptures is God's own true report...


Revelation 3:19

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Read: Revelation 3:19

When Christ rebuked the church in Laodecia with stern and severe words, He wanted them to know that it is His love for them that resulted in such sharp words of rebuke. He said, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten." To rebuke one's sins is not being unjustly captious or fault-finding. It is neither some kind of hypocritical nitpicking that is done with impatient, bitter, retaliatory spirit. Its actual intent is not to destroy a good person or a good action...


Isaiah 25:1b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 09 May 2016

Read: Isaiah 25:1b

Praise of God is the outflowing of a thankful heart. When a heart is full of gratitude toward God, it hastens to bless His name. A thankful heart is resolute to praise God's name, just as Isaiah said, "I will praise thy name". The prophet is determined to praise God...


Isaiah 45:6b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 08 May 2016

Read: Isaiah 45:6b

The Lord through the Prophet Isaiah declares Himself to be the Supreme Sovereign, who has no match or equal anywhere. The LORD is the undisputed King. Even the new powerful king, Cyrus of Persia, who would crush and conquer the might of great Babylon, would serve the LORD. Irrespective of his exploits and subjugation of the world's powerful kings and princes, Cyrus would be under the LORD's dominion (Cf. Isa. 44:28; 45:1-4). Cyrus would act just as God commanded him...



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