Month: November 2018

30
Nov

Unchangeable God

James 1:17 – “…and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” Fact: Light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. Shadow is partial or complete darkness. Darkness is the partial or total absence of light. Turning is to change or cause to change direction.   […]

29
Nov

Law vs. Grace

John 1:17 – “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” If you have never lied, or broken a traffic rule, raise your hand! Of course we need laws, rules, regulations to keep the world running in order.  And God gave Moses certain rules, commandments, which we are […]

28
Nov

Hate Evil

Psalm 97:10 – “You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.” In today’s world where everything is so relative, evil has become something so ‘gray’, so undefined, it is almost becoming acceptable because we are being so slowly exposed […]

27
Nov

Discipline is a Blessing

Psalm 94:12 – “Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law.” “Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law.” (NIV)  “For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and he chastises everyone He receives as a son.” (Hebrews 12:6) “For the […]

26
Nov

Jesus my Friend and Brother

Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” As we grow up and face challenges in our lives, we realize that ‘friends’ are there as long as everything is going well.  When we face difficulties, very few friends will remain.  Other versions of this verse read “ […]

25
Nov

Preserved by God

Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” A preservative is used to keep food edible and prevent it from getting spoilt. Salt and vinegar are used as preservatives to pickle vegetables and they also add a good bit of flavor. […]

24
Nov

Prayerful Planning

Proverbs 16:1 – “The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.” Some of the best leaders in the world are good planners. They research extensively, weigh their options and make elaborate lists before taking crucial decisions. While a certain degree of planning is required in our […]

23
Nov

Strengthened by God

Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” The whole of Psalm 29, penned by King David, ascribes glory to the Lord. It talks about heavenly beings giving God the glory due to His Name and worshiping Him in the splendor of His holiness. […]

22
Nov

The Gentle Shepherd

Isaiah 40:11 – “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.” Sheep are gentle creatures who are easily spooked by sudden movements. In order to properly care for the sheep, the shepherd too […]

21
Nov

Our Compassionate Father

Psalm 103:13 – “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” The dictionary defines “compassion” as “the sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.” If a toddler falls on the road, everyone in the vicinity immediately winces and moves forward to […]

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