When God is offering you something, do not dare to refuse it. Especially when he is offering mercy to you. Not that you deserve it. No. Not at all. God sees you are faithless. Yet he is offering mercy to you today.
What is your faithlessness? It is showing your back to your relationship with God and seeking out others or even material things. Sometimes your devotion to other people … 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
Glorious things are said of you, O city of God (Psalm 87:3 NIV).
Have you ever realized your privilege in being a child of God? Or for that matter have you ever realized the privilege of being a citizen of heaven; the city of God? Even though this Psalm talks about the earthly Zion, it points to deeper truths than that. Now the question is, “What are these glorious things … Read the rest
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him (Jeremiah 17:7 NIV).
Confidence is a word that is heard very much today. The world puts a great value on a confident person. They talk about self-confidence. But the Bible talks differently. It talks about God-confidence.
God Himself calls a man blessed who trusts in Him and whose confidence is in God. Such a person … Read the rest
They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the point of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.” … Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives (2 Kings 19:3, 4z NIV).
This is a lesson about prayer. There comes times in life when some difficulty occurs in the fulfillment of something … Read the rest
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life (1 Kings 19:3a NIV).
There are two kinds of running possible for a Christian. Both of them were exhibited in the life of Elijah within a space of 24 hours! The first running occurred when the power of the Lord came upon him. He was then enabled to run ahead of the chariots and horses of the king. The second running was … Read the rest
He guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions (Deuteronomy 32:10z, 11 NIV).
God cares for you. He cared for Jacob and his descendants like guarding the apple of His eye. Such tender care is shown to all those who trust in Him.
But … Read the rest
“This is what the Lord says–he who made you, who formed you in the womb and who will help you. Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen” (Isaiah 44:2 NIV).
The world of science opens our eyes to wonders not known so far. Through latest technology people can even see a baby growing in the womb. All this is amazing. But more amazing is … Read the rest
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion (Psalm 84:5–7 NIV).
The Psalmist talks about the blessedness of those who dwell in God’s house in the beginning … Read the rest