Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ecclesiastes 10


"Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks" (v18). As we build up our faith do not allow the spirit of laziness to ruin what you have started. And be careful to any unwanted behavior that can destroy our relationship with others.


God bless and happy new year.


Friday, December 30, 2011

Ecclesiastes 9


"Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good" (v18). As we face 2012, let us not stop seeking godly wisdom and righteousness. We can only survive in this city by humbling ourselves before God and men, and by obeying what is acceptable to God.


God bless you all.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ecclesiastes 8



"So I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun than to eat, drink and be merry; for this will remain with him in his labor all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun (v15). With Jesus there is fullness of joy, or else men will always look for food, shelter and people all the days of their lives unsatisfied.

God bless you.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ecclesiastes 7




"Consider the work of God, for who can make straight what He has made crooked?" (V13). All have sinned and lived a crooked living, but only God can make our ways straight. Not in our own works nor our efforts, but by the Spirit of the Lord. Praise God for His grace and forgiveness.

God bless you.


Ecclesiastes 6



"All the labor of man is for his mouth and yet the soul is not satisfied" (v7). People are without contentment for the things present before his/her eyes. Natural desires are still returning and pressing, we want more. The only One that can satisfy our desires is Jesus Who has the power to calm our worldly passion..
God bless you.



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ecclesiastes 5


"When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed" (v4). A broken promise is a mockery to God, and it brings Divine displeasure. We need to keep the spirit of the fear of God so we can fulfill God's plan through us.


God bless you.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ecclesiastes 4



"Better a poor and wise youth, than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more" (v13). The new but obedient Christians are far better than the old yet stubborn believers. The willing servants of the Lord rejoice in Him, and they will serve Him to all eternity.
Thank God for last night's success of our Christmas fellowship. God bless.




Ecclesiastes 3


"I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it that men should fear before Him" (v14). God's purpose in our lives is eternal and we can't change it any longer. Our job is to understand it better and fear Him.
God bless you .


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ecclesiastes 2


"As it happens to the fool, it also happens to me, and why was I then more wise?" Then I said in my heart, "This also is vanity" (v15). The most learned of men who dies without Jesus Christ will perish equally in hell with the most ignorant man who is also without Christ in life. Praise God we have Christ in us.
God bess you .


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ecclesiastes 1

"What profit has a man from all his labor in which he toils under the sun?" (v3). Everything that he has will not satisfy his wants and the desires of his soul. His wealth cannot atone for his sins to save him from eternal judgment. Without Christ, he is nothing.

God bless you all.


Proverbs 31


"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised" (v30). Not only applicable to women but also to men. Ancient Jewish rabbis believed that Lemuel (means, belong to God) was actually Solomon, and the mother here was Bathseba; but lack of biblical support. Whoever is he is not a big deal, what matters to God is the content of the message and our response.
God bless you all.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Proverbs 30


"Give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with the food allotted to me, lest I be full and deny You, and say 'Who is the Lord?' Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God." (v8,9). The idea of the proverb is to be content on what you have, lest we become foolish sinner.


God bless you all.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Proverbs 29


"Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law" (v18). The word of God is an open vision about Jesus Christ. It humbles the sinners and exalts the Savior. It gives light and right direction to keep our soul alive with God and prevent from destruction.


God bless you all.


Proverbs 27


"Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of the enemy are deceitful" (v6). The words and commands of Jesus, who is our friend are sometimes hurtful, but they are healing to our souls. But the devil's words are full of deceit and flattery, at the end destructive.


God bless you.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Proverbs 28


"He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy (v13). But why sinners are prosperous today? Yes, but only in material things and not in spiritual things. Our prosperity is in Christ Jesus who made the heavens and the each.


God bless you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Proverbs 26


"Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him" (v27). It means any dealing we make with others, good or bad, will return upon our own heads. If it is good, we shall be blessed in return; if bad, we shall fall into the evil things we did.


God bless you.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Proverbs 25


"Whoever has no rule over his own spirit, is like a city broken down without wall" (v28). If we cannot calm our anger and indignation in time of misunderstanding, peace will be easily robbed from our hearts. Our solution is to surrender all things to God, and ask Him to cause us to walk in all His way.


God bless you all.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Proverbs 24


"A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity" (v16). All men commit mistakes and fall, but because of God's loving kindness, the righteous may recover from ruin and rise again. We are destined to be victorious in Christ Jesus! Glory to God.


God bless you all.


Proverbs 23


"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. 'Eat and drink!' He says to you but his heart is not with you" (v7). Think God always and you will become godly thinker, think negative and you will be evil thinker. Avoid thinking negative, but think purely and positively. Your personality will be revealed the way we think about other people.


God bless you.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Proverbs 22

"The rich and poor have this in common, the Lord is the Maker of them all" (v2). And both of them will stand in God's presence on the day of Judgment, to receive what is due to them. The safest thing to do now is to surrender everything to God because He is the true Owner of our possessions.

Have a blessed day.


Proverbs 21

"Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty" (v5). Our goal should not only to be 'rich' in this world but also to be rich in the kingdom of God. Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and witnessing are essentials in good planning for our future home in heaven.

God bless you all.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Proverbs 20


"The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart" (v27). Until we got born in spirit, we are in darkness; blind, careless, unreasonable, and mindless. Then the Spirit of Christ causes us to see our real condition before God. Praise the Lord!!!


God bless you.


Proverbs 17


"Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife" (v1). This verse recommends that family love, peace and harmony are far better than possessing the material wealth of this world yet with hatred and enemies. The key is Jesus who is our Prince of peace and God of love.


God bless you.



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Proverbs 19


"Cease listening to instructions and you will stray from the words of knowledge" (v27). This a a good reminder to those that have enough knowledge and education to continue listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. That they may not be drawing off from the good principles of God's word.


God bless you.


Proverbs 18


"A man who has friend must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (v24). Genuine friendship must begins from us, because the way to be beloved is to be a lovely friend. What we value is that their love is stronger even than all ties of kindred... Jesus is our great Friend.


God bless you!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Proverbs 16


"Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be stablished" (v3). If we feel tired and need someone to help us lifting the heavy burden, transfer the burden unto the Lord, surely the plan will be accomplished, because nothing is impossible to Him.


It's a blessed day indeed!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Proverbs 15

"The way of life winds UPWARD for the wise, that he may turn away from hell BELOW" (v24). That's why Christian needs to grow and move upward in the grace and knowledge of God, that he/she may leave the fire of hell behind. Move upward and grow fast, then we will be able see our Creator.

God bless you all.



Proverbs 14


"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death" (v12). Carelessness, worldliness, and sensuality seems right to those that walk in them, simply because they make them happy and satisfied. But in the end those things are self-destructive.


God bless to all.



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Proverbs 13


"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed" (v20). Bad company will bring you to destructions, pains, and confusions. Wise friends will bring you to the presence of the Lord. So be wise and learn the words of the Lord.


Have a blessed day.





Proverbs 12




"A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn" (v2). May the Lord help all of us to be faithful and kind, obtain pure heart, clear conscience, good motive, clean speech, and do things that will glorify His holy name always.

Have a blessed day.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Proverbs 11



"There is one who scatters, yet increase more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty" (24). It means, when we scatter or share our blessings, God will bless us more. So v25 said, "The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself." Therefore, our daily prayer should be, "Lord make me a blessing today in every aspect of my life, amen".
God bless you all.



Friday, November 25, 2011

Proverbs 10




"When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more; but the righteous has an everlasting foundation" (v25). Whirlwind is a symbol of life testing, it will come and go. But, if our foundation is the Word of God, Jesus, the Rock that cannot be shaken, we shall always be victorious in the midst of all trials.

God bless you all.


Proverbs 9




"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning" (v9). If we spend time with foolish men, we will never enjoy the pleasures of holy life. It is wise to keep away from their ways, or we are likely to be corrupted by them.

Happy thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Proverbs 8




Let us all be wise and do not refuse God's favor. It is a contempt of Wisdom's instruction when people professed godliness, but seek excusess to learn God's word. "Whoever finds wisdom finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord; but those who hate wisdom love death" (v35-36).

God bless you all!


Proverbs 7




"Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them with your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart" (v2,3). Let us keep the word of God safely and we shall live; BUT keep them as those that cannot live without them. Thus we shall be kept from the disastrous effect of our own passions and snares of Satan.

God bless you all.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Proverbs 5




"For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths" (v21). God sees all things and nothing can be hidden from Him. Though secret sins may escape the eyes of our fellow men, yet these are open before the eyes of our God, who ponders all of our ways.

Have a blessed day!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Proverbs 4



"Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom and in all your getting, get understanding" (v7). In this world, if we want something, we are doing everything to get it. Since wisdom is the principal, take more pains to get it than the wealth, or anything else of this world. Thus, our paths will be plain before us, as we walk and run.

God bless you all!



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Proverbs 3



Though our days may not be long upon the earth, but we shall live in heaven forever (v2). While on earth let's do our business with God; observe His commands, copy His example, do justice, love mercy, beware of covetousness, be ready to do good works, avoid needless strife, and be humble (v34).

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Proverbs 2



If you receive God's words, treasure His commands, incline ear to wisdom, apply heart to understanding, cry out for discernment, lift up voice for understanding, seek wisdom as silver, and search for it as hidden treasure (v1-4), "Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God" (v5). Surely, you shall never complain about your labor for God, and shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices.

God bless you all.


Proverbs 1



Proverbs is a book of wisdom that gives godly instructions leading into the right path of righteousness. It differentiates the wise and fool, godly and ungodly, saints and sinners, true and fake believers. The main teaching is obedience to the moral living, with the Fear of God as the key to unlock the secret.
God bless you all.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Psalm 150




This last chapter of Psalm is stirring up our spirit to praise God. "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord" (v6). The breath here is the breath of God, when Jesus breathed His Spirit upon the believers. Praise God we can praise Him because we have that power and strength.

Have a blessed day.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Psalm 147




To many Christians, there is no fear of God within them. They speak lies, and use the name of the Lord for personal gain. But to the faithful believers, the psalmist said, "The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy" (v11). The Lord is happy if we regard our relationship with Him seriously.

Have a blessed day!


Psalm 146



"The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous" (v8). Jesus Christ came to open the eyes of understanding that we may see the truth of the gospel and the depth of our calling. We are chosen to be a channel of bleesings in this world.


Have a blessed day


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Psalm 145




"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth" (18). Those who are heavy laden under the burden of sin, if they come to Jesus in truth, He will ease and raise them up. Jesus is very ready to hear and answer the prayers of His people.

God bless you.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Psalm 144



"Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and finger for battle" (v1). We must be sensible on great things God has taught us to understand. As our Teacher the Lord has a purpose for training our hands and sharpening our minds to make war not in this world but in the heaven lies.
God bless you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Psalm 140




The more danger appears, the more earnest we should be in prayer to God. As the psalmist says, "Keep me O Lord from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble" (v4). We are safe in the Lord's mighty Hand. He promised that none can be against us.

God bless you all.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Psalm 139



"Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence" (v7). God has perfect knowledge of us, and all of man's thoughts and actions are open before Him. You may be used by men, and your goodness abused, God knows all things, and they are written in His book. Just don't stop doing good deeds for His glory.
God bless you.


Psalm 138




"Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar" (v6). The Lord will perfect the salvation of true believer and He will never forsake those whom He has created anew in Christ Jesus. We do good works and help the needy, not for our own interest but because we love our God.

God bless you all.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Psalm 137




"If I forget you O Jerusalem let my right hand forget its skill... let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth" (v5,6). Jerusalem is the only city that is called city of God, city of peace, and the city where Jesus the Messiah will reign in eternity. Let's continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Psalm 133



"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" (v1). The unity is the fruit of the Spirit, the proof of our complete personal union with Jesus Christ. We are united in our church because of the holy anointing of God, and without it, we will be disarrayed.

Have a blessed day.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Psalm 132




When work is to be done for the Lord, it is good to tie ourselves with His providence because we don't know what will happen during the day. So before doing anything, "Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool" (v7). His protection will be upon us and His divine anointing will not depart from us.

Have a blessed day.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Psalm 130



"If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand. But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared" (v.3-4). Until we admit the guilt of sin, and quit all of these and come to God, there is no comfort and complete joy in our souls. But thanks be to Jesus who justified and cleared us from our misconducts.

God bless you all.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Psalm 129




The enemies have tried to wear out the people of God, but they had been always graciously delivered by the Lord. "The Lord is rigtheous, He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked" (v4). As God's people we will always prevail and victorious amidst the trials and struggles. Because His blessings is upon us, so let us be thankful to God.

God bless you all.


Psalm 128





If you live a holy life, you are truly happy because, "Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways" (v1). By the blessing of God, the godly shall get an honest livelihood, and shall have all the good things God has promised.

God bless you all.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Psalm 127




"Unless the Lord builds the house, the labor of the builder is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a
city, guarding it with sentries will do no good" (v1-NLT). In all the affairs and concern of our family and community (children, ministries, relationship) we must depend upon God's grace and blessings. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of our Lord Jesus.

Have a blessed day.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Psalm 125



"Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion which cannot be moved but abides forever" (v1). If our minds shall be truly stayed on God, we shall be safe from any troubles. The grace of God shall abide, and we shall be supported by His providence forever. No one can remove us from His hand because we stand firm like this mountain.

God bless you all.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Psalm 124



The enemies always lay snares for God's people to bring us to sin and trouble, and to hold us there. Thanks be to God, "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose against us, they would have swallowed us alive" (v2). In the Lord, let us put our trust and we will not be afraid nor confused.

God bless you all.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Psalm 123


Our Lord Jesus has taught us to look unto God in prayer as our Father in heaven. We desire grace and mercy from Him, hoping that He will grant our request till they come. As the psalmist said, "Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyed of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He has mercy on us" (v2).


Have a blessed day.



Psalm 122


To receive an invitation to go to the house of a great man is a great delight, much more an invitation to visit the house of the Great King. That's why the psalmist said, "I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord" (v1).

As the nation of Israel celebrates the feast of tabernacle this week, let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.


God bless you all.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Psalm 120



"Deliver my soul, O Lord from lying lips and from deceitful tongue" (v2). People who hates righteousness always forged false charges against others. But we should not be distressed because God is with us. God knows all things and He has a fiery portion for those who have false tongue.

God bless you all.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Psalm 119:137-176




The Law of God is the truth, it is our standard for holiness and the rule for happiness. But only obedience to Jesus Christ that we can be justified. Our prayer should always be, "Give me understanding and I shall live, for the righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting" (v144).

Have a blessed day and Yom Kippur to all.


Psalm 119:97-136




By meditation and obedience of God's Word we understand more than our teachers. "I understand more than the ancient because I keep your Law" (v100). The Bible is a more sure guide to heaven than any other ways because, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path" (v105).

Have a blessed day.



Psalm 119:49-96



True believers take the Lord for the portion of their inheritance and nothing less shall satisfy them. "You are my portion O Lord, I have said that I would keep Your words" (v57). We should be more earnest in prayer and always ask God to, "Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe Your commandments" (v66).

God bless you all.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Psalm 119:1-48




The forgiveness of sins through Christ is the only source of man's inner peace. As the psalmist says, "How can a man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word" (v9). Our response should be, "Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You"(11), and "Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your Law"(18).

God bless you all.


Psalm 118




"The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone" (v22). Jesus is the cornerstone of God's kingdom, but ignored and rejected by billions of people. But as for us, praise our Lord, because everyday is the day of salvation w/c the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it.

God bless you all.


PSALM 117




In this psalm, the nations around the world are called to praise the Lord, a solemn call to recognize God's sovereign power. In the day of judgment, all Gentile nations and leaders will stand in God's presence to face His judgment. As for us, let us not stop praising God for giving us the priviledge to serve His majesty.
God bless you all.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Psalm 108




This psalm begins with praise and concluded with prayer. His word is indeed established in eternity that no one can change. But we should not stop asking help and strength from the Lord because, "Through our God we will do valiantly, for it is He shall tread down our enemies" (13).

God bless you all.




Psalm 107




This psalm tells about the weakness and wretchedness of man, and the power and mercy of God. A true believer will treasure in his heart this psalm because "Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord" (43). Give thanks to the Lord always, for His mercy endures forever.

God bless you all.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Psalm 106




The conduct of Isralites in Canaan, and God's response into it show that the way of sin is destructive. This psalm tells that one sinful act may lead people to commit many more. Satan who is the deceiver will do all things to ruin our lives. But God who is loving and merciful, is always willing to forgive our sins when we ask forgiveness for the sake of Christ's work at the cross.

35 But they mingled with the Gentiles
And learned their works;
36 They served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.

God bless you all.