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Ephesians 4:28a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 24 September 2017

Read: Ephesians 4:28a

This is a prohibition against stealing. The word “stole” in Greek is a present participle verb, which has durative force. Thus, it denotes ‘he who used to steal’ or an actual thief. Whatever form of stealing there had been in a person’s life, once he becomes a Christian, he must stop it utterly.

Jesus said in Matthew 15:18-19 that thefts proceed from the heart and defile a person. Stealing is an unrighteous act that does not befit the followers of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, the apostle Paul listed thieves among those who will not inherit the kingdom of God...

Hebrews 10:12


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 23 September 2017

Read: Hebrews 10:12

The writer of Hebrews has been discussing Christ’s atoning death in the light of the Old Testament sacrifices. In our verse, Christ is contrasted with the ministry of the Old Testament priests whom he mentioned in the previous verse. They offered sacrifices daily. They stood all the time while they ministered. They repeated their sacrifices in the morning and in the evening. Yet those sacrifices could not take away the sins of the people. In that verse, it was said concerning their ministry that “every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins...

John 8:12b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 22 September 2017

Read: John 8:12b

These words of our Lord Jesus Christ indicate that the world is in darkness. The darkness that covers the world is moral and spiritual darkness. Darkness symbolises ignorance, iniquity, error, superstition and everything that opposes truth and godliness. People are living in the darkness of spiritual ignorance and moral corruption. In John 3:19, Jesus said, “men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil....

1 Peter 5:10a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 21 September 2017

Read: 1 Peter 5:10a

It is with great fondness we remember that our God is “God of all grace”. This designation of God denotes more than just God being gracious by His nature. It also depicts Him as the reservoir, source, and supply of grace in all its manifestations. In Him is the fullness of grace. To all who come to His throne of grace by faith in Christ Jesus – who is His gracious provision for their salvation – He will make available the exceeding riches of His grace...

Romans 14:9


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Read: Romans 14:9

There is, of course, a sense in which Jesus has always been Lord, for He is the Creator, Governor and Provider of all things. By virtue of His divine nature, He is indeed Lord of all. But Paul is not talking about that. He is referring to His Lordship in view of the atoning work that He accomplished through His death and resurrection. Some theologians correctly call it “the lordship of redemptive relationship”. In a very special sense, Christ is Lord of those to whom He brought salvation through His death and resurrection...

John 15:5b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Read: John 15:5b

There is great assurance for everyone who wants to triumph over his spiritual failures, dullness and fruitless condition. Jesus here gives to every Christian the most essential key to living a fruitful life. He gives everyone who is discouraged and despondent over his failures, reasons to cheer himself in anticipation of a fruitful life.

A fruitful Christian life is not about one’s sufficiency or ability. One might feel that he is full of weakness. Let him not be ashamed to confess his insufficiency before the Lord...

Colossians 3:16b


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 18 September 2017

Read: Colossians 3:16b

The songs that Christians sing must have marked difference from that of the world. Our music cannot be like the music of the world. While we sing unto the glory of God, the world sings to the pleasure of man. Most of the world’s music reflects the worldly thinking, passions and pursuits. The character of Christians’ songs and music must reflect the spiritual purposes for which the Lord has ordained singing in the church. Our songs should not be chosen for their entertainment value...

Luke 24:6


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 17 September 2017

Read: Luke 24:6

This was the angelic declaration on the day of Christ’s resurrection. Thus they announced the grand truth of Christ’s resurrection to the women who went to His tomb on the third day of His burial.

The angels indisputably announced, “He is not here, He is risen!” Though He is not there, He assuredly was once there in the tomb, for He was crucified, dead, and buried. These women had been there at His tomb when He was buried...

Hebrews 7:25a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 16 September 2017

Read: Hebrews 7:25a

The Lord Jesus Christ “is able to save”. He is mighty to save, for He is our divine Saviour. Titus 2:13 refers to Him as “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (cf. Titus 2:10; 1 Timothy 1:1). Jude 1:25 refers to Jesus Christ as “the only wise God our Saviour”, to whom belongs “glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever”. As the omnipotent God, Jesus Christ has immeasurable power to save sinners from their sins and eternal condemnation. In Isaiah 45:22, He says, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else...

James 4:8a


Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 15 September 2017

Read: James 4:8a

The duty required of us here primarily entails our returning to God from our wandering away from Him. In Zechariah 1:3, the Lord declared unto Israel, “Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.” Again, the Lord said in Malachi 3:7, “Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts...

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