Overcome by Faith

1 John 5:4 – “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.” The dictionary defines the word ‘overcome’ as, “to succeed in dealing with a problem or defeat/overpower an opponent.” ‘Overcome’ is a powerful word,...
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Seek Godly Wisdom

Proverbs 12:1 – “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” Being wise is not just about scoring good grades or getting placed in a great job. Wisdom is measured by how well we handle our day to day lives as children of God. While education...
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God our Healer

Deuteronomy 7:15 – “And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee.” We live in a world that is polluted and adulterated. With the amount of viruses, infections and diseases prevailing in our...
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God our Strength

Psalm 73:26 – “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” We all derive our strength from different sources. We share our difficulties with friends and find comfort in their encouraging words. We depend on our educational...
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Privileges of friends of God

Isaiah 61:7—”For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”  Here, promises are made to the Jews who returned out of captivity, and...
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Covenant of Grace

Psalm 89:34—”My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” The Lord anointed David with the holy oil, not only as an emblem of the graces and gifts he received, but as the King Priest and Prophet anointed with the Holy Ghost without...
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Living in the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:26—”…For we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” There are two kinds of people on earth: one type who lives in their flesh and the other who lives in the...
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Our Shepherd in life & death

Psalm 23:4—”Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Let us see this scripture in three contexts: 1-Sheep and the Shepherd as known to the psalmist. In Palestine, a...
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A Better Covenant

Hebrews 8:12—”For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Jesus speaks about the new covenant that He was making with the generation after the complaining Israelites. Prior to this, in the first...
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From Trials of faith to Patience

James 1:3—”The trying of your faith worketh patience.” Let us look at examples of where we commonly see ‘trying of your faith’: -when men/boys speak or pass lewd jokes at your work place or place of study. -when girls ridicule you for being different....
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