The Road to Freedom

The Road Map

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.

So to reach … Read the rest

Psalm 103 Easy Notes

A Note of Praise
Psalm 103 is a psalm of praise. It stirs up the soul to praise God. There are no complaints and no requests in this psalm.

Verse 1
The Psalmist David stirs himself up to praise God. It teaches us that there are times in life when we should deliberately praise God. … Read the rest

Psalms 51 and 32 Easy Notes

The Context
Both the Psalms were written after David realized what a great sin he had done when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. It was nearly a year after he had sinned that he was able to acknowledge that he had sinned against the LORD. It was Prophet Nathan who came to rebuke him.

The … Read the rest

Psalm 34 Easy Notes

The Promises
There are several promises in this Psalm that makes its reading give great comfort and encouragement to a believer.

The Context
The title of the Psalm tells us that this Psalm was penned by David recalling his experience before King Abimelech. This incident is found in 1 Samuel 21:10—15. David had fled from … Read the rest

Psalm 23 Easy Notes

The LORD is my shepherd (Yahweh­-Rohi)
The use of God’s proper name (Yahweh) here is significant. Even though the name brings to our mind the fact that God is self­-existent, more importantly the name stands for God’s covenant relationship with His people.

Above all, we should appreciate the context in which the name was revealed … Read the rest

Psalm 22 Easy Notes

The Crucified Messiah

This Psalm is not just an experience of David who is the author. So many references can only fit one person—Jesus the Messiah and His sufferings on the cross. So the Psalm can be seen as a prophetic portrayal of the sufferings of the Messiah and His glory that followed. Or it … Read the rest

Psalm 8 Easy Notes

Introduction
This is a hymn of praise. Its subject is the glory of God and the dignity of man. The Psalm also speaks about how the lost dominion of man is fully restored in Jesus Christ.

Verse 1
The Psalmist cannot find words to describe the glory of God. So he starts by saying, “O … Read the rest

Pleading the Blood

[The following paraphrase is taken from Bob Lamb’s Book The Overcoming Blood]

The phrase “pleading the blood” is not in the Bible. But to understand the concept let us use the phrase “appeal earnestly.” Let us take a look at that Passover night when 2.5 million Israelites walked out of 430 years of slavery in … Read the rest

You Are Sanctified through the Blood of Jesus

Many believers are satisfied with the initial experience of forgiveness which is called “born again” (John 3:3) experience. It is like laying the foundation of a building and then forgetting all about constructing the house.

Sanctification refers to the moment by moment cleansing we all need through the blood of Jesus. Imagine you taking a … Read the rest

You Are Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus

This is a term that can be understood in the context of a slave-market. The word Redemption means “especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom (W. E. Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words).” Now God did not need to pay Satan anything to set us free. Instead it was … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Say About Itself?

The Word of God has a unique place in God’s dealing with man. The Bible describes itself in certain ways that help us understand this unique relationship. Some of these descriptions are in word pictures. They help us to understand the special place the Bible has in the estimate of God.

For example, the Psalmist … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Mean to You?

Who Wrote the Bible?
God used chosen people to write down what he wanted them to communicate. The Spirit of God enabled these people to do so (2 Peter 1:20, 21). Even when the literary characteristics   like the style of writing, choice of words, and personality of the author is distinguishable in these writings, the … Read the rest

They Are More than Just Names!

“Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah”; so begins the not usually read and thought to be boring account of names in the book of 1 Chronicles.
But.
Are they just names?

Let us look at some of them:

Adam. You cannot read that name and not think about God and creation, … Read the rest

What Does the Name of Jesus Mean to You?

Following the death and resurrection of Jesus his name began to impact people. Even today it does with the same dynamite power. Jesus! What does his name mean to you?

First of all the Bible declares that the name of Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which people will be saved (Acts … Read the rest