Jesus of Nazareth Our Burden-Bearer

A burden becomes too heavy to carry at times.

It is at those moments that you long for someone who has passed through such trouble to come and be with you. Perhaps speak an encouraging word. For only those who have experienced what you are going through can offer any help.

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A New Motivation for Purity

Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today. And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.

This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest

Conquering Your Fear of Death

Many Christians are often tormented by the fear of death. Yet it is a deceptive attack of the devil. When he succeeds in putting the fear of death in your minds he effectively destroys your peace of mind and also destroys your ability to tell others about Christ.

You have to note that this attack … Read the rest

My Advocate Is on High

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high . . . on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend (Job 16:19, 21 NIV).

Job longed for someone to plead his cause with God (Job 9:33). Like him we too might come to a … Read the rest

I am the God of Bethel

I am the God of Bethel (Genesis 31:13a NIV).

God remembers His encounters with you. He also reminds you of them. Here, Jacob is reminded of Bethel. God goes one step further and says, “I am the God of Bethel.”

Thus God was owning that experience of Himself that Jacob had at Bethel in a … Read the rest

God-Confidence!

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 … Read the rest

Ebed-Melech: Because You Trust in Me

“Go and tell Ebed-Melech the Cushite … `I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in me, declares the Lord’ ” (Jeremiah 39:16a, 18 NIV).

This message was important because it came to Jeremiah even while he was kept a prisoner in the … Read the rest

Like an Eagle That Stirs Up Its Nest

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 … Read the rest

Even If, Could This Happen?

Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen? (2 Kings 7:2b NIV).

Here is an example of a man who can’t believe good news. Such people are so much influenced by the negative circumstances that they can’t believe that God is bringing good out of it even when … Read the rest

Can God Spread a Table in the Desert?

They spoke against God saying, “Can God spread a table in the desert?” (Psalm 78:19 NIV).

Can God? This is a question that many ask even today. When such a question is asked man tries to think in terms of his own limitation. And not in terms of God’s limitless possibilities and infinite wisdom and … Read the rest

Make This Valley Full of Ditches

Make this valley full of ditches. For this is what the Lord says: You will neither see wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water (2 Kings 3:16b, 17a NIV).

God performs miracles only where there is expectation. Even when the need is pressing, many fail to expect God to do something … Read the rest

Was So Long in Coming Down

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us.” (Exodus 32:1a NIV).

God has His own reasons to allow delays in our lives. These delays are sometimes not easy to accept. Because we are … Read the rest

He Did Not Remember Joseph

The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him. When two full years had passed, Pharoah had a dream (Genesis 40:23,41:1a NIV).

A dream and its interpretation was the basis upon which Joseph planned his release from prison. Of course he had done nothing to deserve being in prison.

But that is not … Read the rest

The Lord’s Unfailing Love Surrounds

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him (Psalm 32:10 NIV).

Surrounded! The best experience you might have of this is when you use the “surround” option in your music system or television. You relax and enjoy the music that seems to flow and … Read the rest

Fear of Man; a Snare

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe (Proverbs 29:25 NIV).

Snare is a device that is used to catch small animals and birds. It is one that holds the legs of its captive so that the creature that is caught will find it difficult … Read the rest

Be Still, and Know that I am God

Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10a NIV).

Being still is not an outward lack of activity; but it is an inward attitude of quietness. To make it a bit more clear, it can be said that you can be perfectly still physically, yet be thoroughly disturbed in your mind.

In this … Read the rest