Have you ever wondered if God watches over you? Let us look at Isaiah 27:2–6 to find the answer. Here God is calling Israel, his people, a fruitful vineyard. Earlier he was disappointed with it (see Isaiah 5:1–7). But now God is saying that he watches … Read the rest
Most of us pray. Yes, for an approaching exam, when sickness comes, during financial crisis, and when there is some other trouble. At other times it is just routine “Bless me O Lord and my family (and sometimes we add, “only ME and MY Family”; which means O Lord hope you understood that means bless … Read the rest
Lust deceives. You might not know it. The lack of physical or emotional intimacy in marriage can make you feel attracted to someone else other than your husband or wife. Maybe lack of appreciation or care can be a sea of petrol or gasoline waiting to be ignited by a casual physical touch, a longing … Read the rest
The key point in the life of Joseph the dreamer is that he kept himself pure. Even when temptation came in the path of duty, he said “No” to the wrong moves made by Potiphar’s wife towards him. Therefore when Potiphar’s wife took hold of his cloak one day to make him sleep with her, … Read the rest
Man first landed on the moon after years of preparation. Likewise, a team which wins the cricket or football world cup or an athlete who wins gold at the Olympics does so after years of hard work and preparation. Again, no one clears a national level examination without long years of preparation. … Read the rest
Young people like football. It is a fast moving game and is very exciting. Even though there are many interesting moments in football, the crowning moment happens when a goal is scored. Then there is a great celebration among fans and teammates. At that moment everyone rushes to congratulate the person who scored the goal!… Read the rest
Are you confident? If the answer is yes, the next question is on what are you basing your confidence? Some people put confidence in their family background, education or riches. All these are good but not good enough. As a believer in the Lord Jesus, you have better things to be confident about.
Think about road maps. It helps people who are not familiar with the routes to proceed in the right direction. You need not stop to ask anyone. What you need to do is follow the directions; recognize the landmarks properly and proceed. You will reach your destination quite comfortably.
John the Baptist has a unique place in human history. He was the one who came to prepare the way for Jesus Christ. Like a pilot vehicle he went ahead announcing the coming of the Messiah—the anointed One for whom all Israel was waiting for.
Preparation in the Desert
God always takes a long time … Read the rest
In Old Testament times the people of God brought animal sacrifices to the temple. These sacrifices pointed to the great sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God on the cross of Calvary. Now no more sacrifices for sin is left. The only sacrifice that we are asked to continually bring to God is praise (Hebrews … Read the rest
God speaks a word of hope to all who trust in him when he says, “Forget the past.” There is no one else in all the universe who can deal with our past and give us hope for the future. God speaks about making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. He … Read the rest
Jesus was tempted. Yet he did not sin. This tells us that temptation in itself is not sin. Temptation is like a stranger knocking on the door. It does not matter as long as the stranger keeps knocking. But temptation becomes sin when you open the door for the stranger and give him a seat … Read the rest
Have you seen men in uniform? For example, take the case of a group of soldiers. What a lovely sight it is to see them march to the tune of the army band! There is beauty, order, rhythm and harmony in their march. They follow the Commander wherever he leads. And they obey him without … Read the rest