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James 5:11b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 02 September 2017

Read: James 5:11b

Job was an exceedingly tried man. He endured his trials with patience. Job would not have manifested patience if he had not suffered his extraordinary afflictions. If he had not known such extraordinary sufferings, his fame would not have been heard down the ages.

Job was patient when all his ten children were killed without warning. Oh, to have patience amidst bereavements! He was patient when all his wealth was taken. Bearing all his losses patiently, he said in worship of the LORD...


John 15:6

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 01 September 2017

Read: John 15:6

Those words of Christ are most disconcerting, terrifying and unsettling to everyone who claims to be a Christian and yet does not abide in Christ. He who lives in sin habitually without genuine repentance, or he who lives without bearing spiritual fruit that Christ seeks to find in a Christian, is unequivocally declared damned for eternal fire. Those words are spoken with such absolute clarity and jurisdiction that a professing Christian has no room for assurance. Unless the pretentious man repents, he will be cast into the fire! What an unambiguous, thunderous voice of judgment upon professors of religion who have no heart to live for Christ...


Ephesians 6:14

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 31 August 2017

Read: Ephesians 6:14

The first piece of the armour of God that a Christian is presented with is the belt of truth. Our chief adversary, the devil, is a liar and master deceiver (cf. John 8:44b; Acts 13:10; 2 Corinthians 11:3, 13-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10; Revelation 20:2-3). He uses his lies as a lethal weapon against God’s people, and because of this, the apostle Paul expressed his concern to the Corinthians about the real danger of their being beguiled by Satan...


Psalm 100:4a

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Read: Psalm 100:4a

First of all, here we have an invitation to come to the place of God’s worship. Secondly, here we also have an instruction on how we should enter His place of worship.

The verb “enter” is a strong imperative, commanding all His people to be in the place of worship. It is not merely a suggestion that it is good to be in the church, though that statement is wholly true. The divine intention of this command, unquestionably, is that every believer ought to gather together in the appointed place of worship to praise Him...


James 5:10

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Read: James 5:10

While all kinds of people experience suffering, James here specifically points us to the prophets as our example in enduring our afflictions. The prophets were, in general, a much-persecuted group of God’s servants. Though they were sent by God and had declared God’s Word faithfully in His name, they still suffered much in the midst of their ministry...


1 Corinthians 1:9

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 28 August 2017

Read: 1 Corinthians 1:9

As Christians, one of our greatest consolations is that we have an unchanging, ever dependable, true and faithful God. Our circumstances may change, people whom we have relied on for a long time may change; but He who has called us “unto the fellowship of His Son” will unchangeably remain as our endless help and strength...


Romans 12:2c

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 27 August 2017

Read: Romans 12:2c

The calling of all true Christians in this world is that by their lives, they may “prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. Their daily mission on earth is to show forth by their words and actions what the will of God is.

The word “prove” (dokimázō) refers to testing and ascertaining the authenticity and quality of a thing. Christians, who are committed to the renewing of their minds by yielding to the Spirit and God’s Word, will be able to ascertain and demonstrate God’s will...


Psalm 34:22

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 26 August 2017

Read: Psalms 34:22

The LORD’s amazing love and care for the souls of all His servants are explained here. Their redemption is the LORD’s gracious work. They had no power to deliver themselves. They were once ensnared in a pitiful state of perilous entanglements with sin, awaiting to reap its eternal consequences. But the LORD took pity on them and redeemed them from their many sins that pushed them towards eternal peril...


Romans 12:1b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 25 August 2017

Read: Romans 12:1b

Herein we have the solemn instruction of the apostle Paul concerning what entails genuine worship of God. Two words here, “sacrifice” and “service”, evoke the idea of worship. The word “sacrifice” (thusía) is used here in the sense of an offering rendered to the Lord in worship. Likewise, the word “service” (latreía) denotes a service rendered in worship of God.

All Christians are exhorted to “present your bodies a living sacrifice”. The Greek word for “present” is also translated as “yield”. We are to yield our bodies not as a dead sacrifice on the altar (as in Old Testament sacrifices), but as a living sacrifice...


Colossians 3:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 24 August 2017

Read: Colossians 3:1

The opening words of the verse, “If ye then be risen with Christ”, assume that the readers are those who have experienced the new life in Christ (i.e. those who are born again). The word “if” is used logically, as a means of argument, and not as a means of doubt.

Representatively, all the elect of God died with Christ unto sin and resurrected with Him unto newness of life. Dying and rising with Christ is a spiritual reality that they also personally experience. In an earlier chapter, Paul told the believers that “you, being dead in your sins...



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