Category Archives: New Testament
Blessing or Curses!
All of us want to be blessed in every area of our lives. We would not find a single person who would willingly choose curses over blessings. Still many a times we lead a defeated Christian life for we consciously choose curses over our lives. Now, if you are wondering what I am talking about I would like to quote a scripture from Jeremiah Chapter 17 verse 5 where it is discernably written – This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the […]
Lost in the House!
Strange as it may sound it is nearly impossible to be lost in the house. Our house is a zone which is well known to us, so getting lost in a place where you spend a lot of time, sounds humorous. But I would like to realign your perspective here. Let’s read from the scripture in Luke 15:8-9 ”Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and say, Rejoice […]
Love your Neighbor
Mathews 22:35-40, “ Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” The two greatest commandments which Jesus spoke about! It is […]
What’s your addiction?
For today’s meditation we would turn our attention to Paul’s first letter to the Church at Corinth and look at couple of verses from Chapter 16. 1 Corinthians 16:15, “I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)” Dictionary defines ‘Addiction’ as the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity. Simply put anything which is done repeatedly and which one enjoys turns into an addiction. Though there are various addictions in world today like addiction […]
In All Things…
Romans 8:28 is an extremely powerful, popular and among the most preached verses of all time. It says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Wow! God works only for the good and not for bad of those who love him and are called by Him. That kind of promise no one on planet earth can give us no matter how powerful or how wealthy the person maybe. But at times we tend to forget this word from God especially when going […]
Every Talent Is Precious!
For this week’s meditation we would turn our attention to the Parable of Talents. Though the term talent in Bible referred to money however through this parable Jesus wanted to share about how each talent/gift given by God is to be used wisely and not wasted. Let’s read the parable from the Bible first. Matthew 25:14-30, “ Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.  To one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then […]
‘Our Father’ or Genie!
Mathews 7:7-11, “ Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven […]
Salt of the Earth
One days Jesus referred to his disciples as ‘Salt of the Earth’ and it made such a big impact on them that three gospels mentioned this instance. Let’s look at one such instance which is found in Mathews 5:13 “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Before we understand how believers are expected to be like salt let’s look at the core properties of salt: Salt is easily […]
Lie and Die
The theme for this week is inspired by the incident narrated in Acts 5. Let’s read the passage first. Acts 5: 1 – 10, “ Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.  With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.  Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you […]
Mind your own business!
John 21:21 – 22, “ Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.” Oh, how we love to know every details of someone else’s life. At times we feel we have accomplished something just because we know even the minutest details of someone else’s life. Irony is that this is applicable not only for someone we love and admire but even for people we hate. We spend hours scanning through the social profile […]