We just need to come to Him whether we think we are ready or not. We can never change ourselves by our own efforts, we need God to help us come out of our sinful ways. If we think that we will first try and cleanse our ways ourselves or wait for us to grow old and then come to Him, we are absolutely in the wrong direction. God died for our sins and rose victoriously proving to us that there is an eternal life for us, much better than what we would expect in this world. He has done more than enough for us, now it is up to us to go to Him.
Jesus left all His glory and came in a human form to save us from our sins. It is because of our sins that we were driven out from God’s presence and have created a distance between heaven and earth. Jesus came down to bridge that gap and connect us back to our Father.
Sometimes we ask God for signs as proof, but is that wrong? We see a lot of people in the bible asking for signs and God graciously provided them with signs. As long as our intentions are pure, God would be happy to help us if that leads us to understand His will.
Our words reflect the thoughts of our heart and if we do not have God guide our hearts, we will be giving way to the evil one to take over and defile us in the process.
In our busy lives, we have forgotten who God really is. If we even think a bit, our hearts would burn in awe of Him. This entire life will not be enough for us to praise Him when we understand His love and once we understand His love, we will not be able to stop singing His praises and will continue over and over again.
Jesus humbly calls us to take up His yoke and learn directly from Him to help our souls find rest. He wants us to accept His yoke as a connector between Him and us, so that we don’t need to look to anyone or anything else.
The people chosen to proclaim the good news of the kingdom and His love were busy following traditions and burdening the people with rules and regulations and failed to do their work. We are now the shepherds who have tasted the love of God and should let the others know of that love.
God is always faithful to his word (2 Thessalonians 3:3), standing next to us. When Daniel’s friends denied to worship the image that the king had made, the king threw them in the fiery furnace and ordered it to be heated seven times more.
Often I would feel angry and frustrated about what happened, to the point of wanting harm for those who played back but God taught me that this is how the enemy would try to come after me and that I had to understand that I shouldn’t harbor hatred against anyone. The fight is not with humans but satan and the grace of God is enough to win the fight
This song reminds me again and again that all we can do is Thank God for all that he has done for us. He brought us to light from the gravest darkness we were in, took our sin and shame on the cross, so that we can have the gift of eternal life. Even when we went astray, he was still taking care of us, he never left us.
Recently in one of our Bible studies we were discussing John 5 and how the Jewish leaders were persecuting Jesus as he was not ‘keeping the sabbath’ by healing the sick on the Lord’s day. To which Jesus replied…
Love for money is the root cause for all kinds of evil. In the ancient days, man exchanged the goods and services in return for his own needs. In due course of time man invented money to replace the barter system.
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” – Exodus 3:14 God does not need us to define Him or give Him an identity. This is what He meant when he sent Moses to the captive Israelites…
The Spirit of God led Jesus through the wilderness where He was tempted for forty days. There are three temptations which are recorded in this chapter and while there might have been more lines of dialogue between Jesus and Satan, these three still teach us a lot of things.
The humble beginnings of the Good News.
Jesus left Galilee and headed north some 35 miles to the gentile occupied port cities of Tyre and Sidon. The purpose of Jesus’ short visit to these cities is not clear. He was not preaching in this region nor was he performing any miracles. Then why did Jesus take his disciples and travel such a long distance to Tyre and Sidon?
Jesus was on his way to Galilee through Samaria. In Samaria, He was near a well that was given by Jacob to his son, Joseph. Jesus sat by the well as He had a tiring journey and just then a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus asked her for a drink and the Samaritan woman became a little puzzled as Jews would have no dealings with Samaritans. Just at that moment Jesus revealed to this woman about Himself as the ‘living water’. The woman did not understand what exactly Jesus meant. She probably just knew about Jacob and believed Jacob was a great man and not knowing the source of Jacob’s being a great man.
Deborah is the only female judge of Israel mentioned in the Bible (Judges 4:5). She was a prophetess and the wife of Lapidoth who judged Israel when the they were being oppressed by Jabin, king of Canaan (Judges 4:4).
Abigail was a woman, beautiful and with understanding (1 Samuel 25: 3), She was the wife of Nabal who was a rich man and who sheared his sheep at Carmel (1 Samuel 25: 3). Knowing that Nabal was shearing his sheep, David sent some young men to talk to Nabal and tell him how well his shepherds were treated when they were with him and that now when they have come on a feast day and be given ..
People need precedents for everything, without seeing they do not believe and without being done so by someone else earlier, they won’t do.
Jesus brought back three dead people to life and through that, people got the notion that a dead person can get back to life….
Eli was a priest, chosen from the priestly clan, who judged Israel for forty years (1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 2:28; 1 Samuel 4:18). He had two sons named Hophni and Phinehas who did not know God and sinned against Him, they treated Lord’s offering with contempt (1 Samuel 1: 4; 1 Samuel 2: 12,…
Main Reading: Genesis 41 In this given passage we read about the dream that Pharaoh dreamt of and how Joseph interprets it. Pharaoh gets really troubled in his spirit after seeing the dream and calls for the magicians and wise men but none could interpret it. Then the chief butler remembers how Joseph had interpreted the…
This song was written by Marshall Hall and Benjamin Gaither for the album ‘Lovin Life’. It was sung by Marshall Hall himself along with Guy Penrod and Wes Hampton. This album was one of the three in which Marshall sang with the Gaither Vocal Band. Its a beautiful song which portrays how much God loves us that He feels more pain when we are in pain and gives us a sense of hope in Him.
Matthew 6:24 tells us that no one can serve two masters, either we would love one and hate the other or be devoted to one and despise the other. We cannot serve both God and money. This verse is in extension to the passage which tells us to lay our treasures in heaven.
Main Reading – Mark 12: 42-44 The reading talks about a poor widow and her humble offering of two small coins contrasting it with the rich lot boasting and casting much more into the treasury. It was a very small amount what the widow had offered but Jesus was satisfied with that because she gave that out…