Why does Jesus not give us a glorious vision of himself more often? Like the one he gave to John in the island of Patmos (Revelation 1:12–16). Let us try to think on this.
One, God is holy. We cannot even imagine the awesome greatness and splendor of his holiness. If God doesn’t shield us from his glory like he did for Moses (Exodus 33:20–23) we will die in an … Read the rest
So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.
The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.
That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in front of your computer or mobile where you expose yourself to temptation. Joseph ran out … Read the rest
“Be holy, because I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Leviticus 19:2b NIV).
First of all, we should be thankful that God has given us no less a standard than he himself. There is no doubt about this command. “Be holy,” leaves us with no doubt that this is impossible. Then why did God issue this command? It was to let us know that there is no compromise regarding his … Read the rest
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though yours sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV).
Have you all your life been in search of assurance of forgiveness of your sins? If yes, your search ends here today. God is calling you for a debate. He is pointing out the … Read the rest
But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap (Malachi 3:2 NIV).
Do you desire to have God come to you? If yes, think again. Do you really want Him to come to you? You might think why such a question has to be asked. There is a reason. The reason is … Read the rest
When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions (Psalm 65:3 NIV).
This verse gives us a glimpse of the enormous burden of sin. A man who has never been overwhelmed by his consciousness of sin has never understood forgiveness in a real sense.
A real understanding of what sin is creates in you a sense of being overwhelmed. It has nothing to do with the number of sins … Read the rest
He is holy (Psalm 99:3b NIV).
The message of Psalm 99 revolves around this glorious truth: “He is holy.” This Psalm reminds us the fact that the Lord is King and He reigns. He sits upon His throne and He is exalted over all the nations. Therefore we are asked to praise His great and awesome name. We are called to worship Him.
We are also encouraged to call upon … Read the rest
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 NIV).
This name of God is a personal name. It is like Peter, James or John. It is written in English like YHWH and is pronounced Yahweh (In many English Bibles, YHWH has been rendered in capitals as LORD). This name … Read the rest