When we think about Love, we are reminded about the most magnificent statement of love, a statement of God’s love – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This is the most known passage of the Holy Bible. Referenced in the Gospel of John, the 16th verse in the 3rd chapter, is fondly known as John 3:16. Worldwide companies, organisations, T-shirts, trainers, sneakers and many others have this verse on them!
Today we have a very exciting verse – from the first book of the Bible.
Find below Genesis 13:15 from two versions of the Bible.
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (version KJV)
After Lot separated from him, God said to Abram, “Open your eyes, look around. Look north, south, east, and west. Everything you see, the whole land spread out before you, I will give to you and your children forever. I’ll make your descendants like dust—counting your descendants will be as impossible as counting the dust of the Earth. So—on your feet, get moving! Walk through the country, its length and breadth; I’m giving it all to you.” (version MSG)
A key, a step into pathways of blessings
We know that worshipping God is good. We are aware that sacrifices are acceptable unto the Lord.
Yes, our God, who is perfect in all His ways, who has order & orderliness said in very clear terms.
Obedience is better than sacrifice. To heed is better than the fat of rams.
What we do not know does not define the absence or presence of anything.
Just because we do not see the sun shining bright, we cannot conclude the sun is dark at night. But often our understanding gets limited by what we perceive, as we as a default limit our understanding to what we see, what we hear. Some of us even after having grown up through school and college, do not choose to re-write the understanding of our mind that the sun shines 24×7 !
Healthy Heart, Body and Bones
The tree of Life is first mentioned in the first book of the Bible. It was in the Garden of Eden, in the centre of the garden. The centre of the garden represents the Holy Place. The fruit of this tree was key to eternal life. It was for this reason Adam and Eve were asked to leave the garden of Eden, so that they would not in their disobedient, separated state from God have the fruit from the Tree of life!!
This is the first epistle that Paul writes. He mentions the struggle he had regarding the teachings of the requirement for salvation. While a group of people accepted the importance of the Grace of God, they still considered that circumcision was a prerequisite for salvation.
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Gleanings from Psalms 1 to 5
We know that prayer is conversing with God. People communicate in diverse manners with God. As Christians, Christ Jesus taught us how we should pray. When you meaningfully recite, ‘Our Father prayer…’ we in a good mind set for praying to our father God. Yet when we seek to explore the prayer life of Jesus, we see a wide range of types of prayers.
Chapter 12 to 16
I have come across precious nuggets from the Book of Romans. While some were on the surface, some others had to be dug. Many more are certainly there. As I discover, I shall share & update them.
In a day and age in which quick solutions are popular, we recall how our parents persevered in bringing us up. Often they were so certain about the goodness in us, they made it plain that we could do it much better. When we had self-doubt about our ability, they were so certain that when we tried longer, when we tried more often, the results would be so different. Often it seemed that they knew for certain what could become of us, they did not have any doubt. They preserved in all certainty. We did not realise it then, but we realise it now.