Category Archives: Old Testament
Are you a green olive tree?
Psalm 52:8, “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.” Everything mentioned in the Bible is significant and relevant. In fact you cannot change even a dot from the Bible without changing its meaning. Few days ago while listening to the sermon in our local Church, I got stuck at the verse, “but I am like a green olive tree…” Felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to explore a bit more about the Green Olive Tree and when I did it just blew […]
Speak to the dry bones
For today’s meditation we would turn our attention to Ezekiel, Chapter 37 Ezekiel 37:1-10,  The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,  And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.  And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.  Again he said unto […]
Go to the mountain!
Haggai 1:3-9, “ Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai:  “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin? ”  Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.  You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”  This is what the Lord […]
Gehazi, a life wasted!
For this week’s meditation we would turn our attention to the life of Gehazi, servant of Elisha.But before we come to him, let’s briefly look at Elijah and Elisha in order to set a context. Elijah was a powerful prophet of God and was used mightly by God. Bible tells us in 1 Kings chapter 19 that God spoke to Elijah to anoint Elisha as a Prophet to succeed him. Elijah did accordingly as mentioned in 1 Kings 19:19-21, “ So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and […]
One of the beautiful aspect of a Christian life is that there is either right or wrong, nothing in between. Either White or Black, no grey areas in between! Though it simplifies the life of a Christian however in these times it also raises quite a few situations in which a Christian has to make a choice to either follow the Bible or compromise publicly or privately. For today’s meditation we would look at the lives of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego and learn how never to compromise no matter what is infront of us. Let’s read about them in the […]
From Obscurity to Center Stage
One of my favorite character from the Bible is Jacob’s son, Joseph. His life was a roller coaster kind of a life but the way it was lived is a true inspiration. We get to know about Joseph’s life from Genesis 37: 2 – 4, “ These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his […]
Who am I!
In these unprecedented times it often comes to our mind that where exactly is our God? Physical sufferings , global recession, hunger, and fear is all we see today. We flip over the news channels ending up getting more fearful and anxious whereas the eternal book of hope waits to be opened on a Sunday. Unfortunately our first touch point is out last option. The Bible clearly says no branch can bear a fruit by itself; it must remain in the wine. If today we feel that life has come to a standstill and confusion is all I can see, […]
Triple Protection and Double Blessings!
Today we would look at the life of a man from Old Testament whose works complemented his faith so beautifully that even God was willing to wage a bet on him! Yes, you heard it right! God waged a bet with Satan on Job and won! This is an amazing story from the life of Job and how God gave him triple protection and double blessings! We would read from the Book of Job found in the Old Testament today to learn more about him and from his life’s story. Job 1:1-3 says  There was a man in the […]