Accepting Responsibility

We love to blame people or circumstances for the wrong we do. We do this because it is the easy way out of the situation. Sometimes we feel satisfied that there was a reason that made us sin. But is it the truth? Definitely not!

You can easily find out or make reasons that caused … Read the rest

Beware of the Unexpected Attack

To live a life of victory in the Christian walk it needs constant watchfulness.

This is because we have a powerful enemy who is constantly on the prowl. So in 1 Peter chapter 5 and verse 8 we are warned to be self-controlled and alert. This is because the enemy who is the devil prowls … Read the rest

Avoid the Backward Look

Sin loves the rear-view mirror. It keeps you looking backward. And it often happens in two ways:

It can keep you in despair by reminding you of past sins; even though God says in Isaiah chapter 43 verse 25 that He is the One who blots out your transgressions and remembers your sins no more.… Read the rest

The Deception of Tomorrow!

One of the polished arrows in the quiver of Satan is “The Deception of Tomorrow!” This arrow strikes the bullseye time after time. So it is time to raise the shield of faith to destroy this flaming arrow of the enemy.

How many times have you yielded to sin simply when you heard a voice … Read the rest

Satan is a Liar  

One of the major reasons why Christians fail to maintain a sinless walk is because they believe a lot of lies! Surprised to read this statement. Well, it is true.

One thing that we should be sure about is the source of all temptation. It comes from Satan. It can come from no other source. … 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

You Shall Not Covet

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor (Deuteronomy 5:21 NIV).

A non-Christian friend once asked to be shown where the ten commandments where located in the Bible. When … Read the rest

Create in Me a Pure Heart, O God

Create in me a pure heart, O God (Psalm 51:10a NIV).

This is a sincere prayer coming from the heart of a repentant man. He is desperate in his prayer. He knows that God alone can create in him a pure heart. When these conditions meet together, God can create in you too a pure … Read the rest

God’s Mercy and Free Pardon

Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon (Isaiah 55:7 NIV).

With God, there is compromise with sin and wickedness. According to His eternal laws, those who sin earn … Read the rest

Record of Sins, Forgiveness

If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared (Psalm 130:3, 4 NIV).

Forgiveness of sins is the bridge that God builds. It opens the way for you to get near God. There is no other way. So look to … Read the rest

He Relents from Sending Calamity

He relents from sending calamity (Joel 2:13z NIV).

Are you fearful of God’s judgment falling on you? If yes, then there is still hope. God can relent from sending calamity. The word “relent” means agreeing to something finally after initially refusing.

It also means a softening of attitude. So, there is a possibility that God … Read the rest

Where Are You?

But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9 NIV).

If this call never came! What would have happened? Think about it. Hope would die; killed instantaneously and without mercy.

“Where are you?” Most of us would dread such a call from God. It is true that He calls out to … Read the rest

Not to Look Lustfully at a Girl

I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl (Job 31:1 NIV).

There are many agreements made in this world. It is usually between two or more parties. But here Job is making an agreement with himself. That sounds strange but it is true. He made an agreement with his … Read the rest

Remember These Things

Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Israel. I have made you, you are my servant; I will not forget you. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you (Isaiah 44:21,22 NIV).

God is asking His … Read the rest

Take Off His Filthy Clothes

The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you” (Zechariah 3:4 NIV).

We are shown here the saving work of Christ on our behalf. Satan stands to accuse us. … Read the rest

Keep Your Servant Also from Willful Sins

Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression (Psalm 19:12,13 NIV).

We live in a world which constantly tries to whitewash sin. By believing these lies about sins people go on living … Read the rest

Overwhelmed by Sins, You Forgave

When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions (Psalm 65:3 NIV).

Have you ever been under the tremendous load of some object that you tried to lift? Even as you tried to lift it up you started to bend and your knees began to waver.

Your arms pained as you tried to walk … Read the rest

Your Sin Will Find You Out

But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23 NIV).

Sin affects people. But it is more important to note that ALL sin is against the Lord. The more you think that sin is OK as … Read the rest

Be Holy, Because I Am Holy

I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy… I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy (Leviticus 11:44a, 45 NIV).

We often try to define sin. Actually it is an attempt to find out … Read the rest

Have Mercy on Me, O God

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions (Psalm 51:1 NIV).

There is no cry that God will listen to more than this one. There is a sure answer to this heartbroken cry. God would stop all other activity to listen to this … Read the rest

Destroyed Fruit Above and Roots Below

I destroyed the Amorite before them, though he was tall as the cedars and strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below (Amos 2:9 NIV).

In this passage God is declaring to Israel what He had done for them. God had dislodged and destroyed the Amorite people from before the … Read the rest

Burden Will Be Lifted

In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat (Isaiah 10:27 NIV).

A day will come when every bondage in your life will be broken. What a relief will it be when the burden that drowned you … Read the rest

Are You Complacent?

One dictionary defines complacency as: “A feeling of satisfaction with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not think any change is necessary; the state of being complacent1.”

This sin of complacency is what destroyed the Israelites from enjoying the fullness of the Promised Land of Canaan. Joshua asked this question to them: … Read the rest