Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Matthew 1


The Messiah who descended from Abraham and David would come “to save His people from their sins” (v21). By the merit of His death, the redeemed are saved from miseries, wrath and eternal hell. Joseph obeyed God as the angel told him without dispute (v24). By applying the written word, we should be careful to take God’s direction in our lives too because this is the safest way to find the end... Reading: Matthew 1. God bless. PF 


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Malachi 4

Jesus is our Sun of Righteousness (v2), & through Him we are justified, sanctified, healed & so are brought to see light. He is our Shield in the midst of the storm. Thank you Lord! Soon & very soon we are going to see the King... Reading: Malachi 4. God bless. PF

Monday, October 29, 2012

Malachi 3


The Lord Jesus prepares the sinner's heart to be his temple. No hypocrite can endure his doctrine, or stand before his tribunal. “Who can stand when He appears?” (v2) Christ came to separate between the precious and the vile. He is the Refiner, to take away the dross in us so that our offerings may be acceptable to God (v3). We should not be afraid in time of fiery trials and conflicts, He allows these things for our growth... Reading: Malachi 3. God bless. PF

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Malachi 2


It is a a great honor to be God's servant, even become member of the covenant to His people. That’s why in the affairs of our souls, we must always consult the written word, and desire instruction and advice from God’s servants who are trustworthy not to mislead the people. The advice may be painful but they are faithful... Reading: Malachi 2. God bless. PF

Monday, October 22, 2012

Zechariah 11


The shepherd’s main job is to find green pastures so he can feed his flock properly. The problem in this passage is that the sheep chose to cleave to false shepherds or teachers. Willful contempt of God and Christ is the great cause of men’s destruction. And if the true Christians rightly valued godly wisdom and Christian virtue, they would not contend about minor and little matters, but promote love and understanding... Reading: Zechariah 11. God bless. PF

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Zechariah 10


The Lord’s promise to make bright clouds and give showers of rain for everyone (v1), is an encouragement to seek the influences of the Holy Spirit, by faith and through prayers. Because of the troubles in this world, we are called to look up unto our Lord Who gives power and strength to His people. God does it so we can defend and protect our young and weak brethren from idol worshippers that speak delusion, diviners that envision lies, and dreamers that give false hope (v2)... Reading: Zechariah 10. God bless. PF

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mind


The human mind is an amazing creation, a powerhouse of potential. However, it is alarming to see the place where an undisciplined mind and life of a so called “Christian” will finish its train wreck. Paul said, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2) Our ability to achieve greatness has a perfect balance in its capacity for great disaster. And once you use your will and decision has been made, the die has been cast. 

A sharp shooter is the result of a disciplined will. Christians who are not willing to be discipled by his pastor and elders are the most dangerous persons inside the church. They will do whatever they want to do, say whatever they want to say, and act ignorantly without the leading of the Holy Spirit, even despising the words of the wise and seasoned men and women of God. As a result, they are the most troubled person in the community, trials after trials, problems after problems, struggles after struggles, coming and going. Yet, they will claim of “suffering” for the sake of Christ, using the name of the Lord in vain! In this dark and evil world, let us not forget that God has set a place, the church, where true love (not worldly) and freedom (not fleshly) can be exercised in reverence to the holiness of our good Lord, Jesus Christ. God bless. PF

Zechariah 9

The King Messiah who will come lowly and riding in a donkey (v9) is a symbol of humility and righteousness that represents the kingdom of the most High God. He will establish spiritual kingdom on earth by proclaiming the gospel of peace to the nations (v10), and be received by the gentiles wholeheartedly. While we admire the works of Christ in our lives, let us seek His nature and truth may be shown in our own spirits and conduct... Reading: Zechariah 9. God bless. PF

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Zechariah 8

We can see how physically this chapter is being fulfilled in our generation. "I (God) will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem (v3); The streets shall be full of boys and girls (v5); God will bring His people back in Jerusalem from diaspora (v7-8); Jews shall be blessings to the nations (v13); God is determined to bless them now as He was determined to punish them then (v15); AND many people and strong nations shall come and seek the Lord in Jerusalem (v22). Question: Are you observer or participant?  

God bless you. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Habbakkuk 1

Habakkuk was affected deeply by seeing ungodliness around him, and God heard his prayer. God’s answer was to punish Israel for their sin by using Chaldeans, a nation more wicked than them. They would be scourged and bullied by this wicked people. 

Go bless you.