Monday, July 29, 2013

1 John 3

Let the followers of Christ be content on what we have, since we are in a land of strangers. Every land is a foreign land and every foreign land is a field for harvest, because our citizenship is in heaven. We must walk by faith, and live by hope. Soon, the Son of God will be revealed and the true sons of God will be known, and shall be transformed into the same image of Christ. Therefore, live with Christ's love... Reading: 1 John 3, God bless. PF 

Friday, July 26, 2013

1 John 1

This epistle is a discourse upon the principles of Christianity, in doctrine and practice. It stirs up all who profess to know God, to have communion with Him, and to believe in Him, and that they walk in holiness, not in sin. This Divine Person, the Word of life,  appeared in human flesh, and the apostles declared what they had seen and heard. Since God is light, He must be represented to this dark world as pure and perfect light... Reading: 1 John 1, God bless PF.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2 Peter 3

There will be mockers in the last days, who make sin unimportant, and mock at salvation of Jesus Christ. They reject the 2nd coming because they see no changes, therefore they don't fear God. But for us, we believe that the heavens and the earth will be destroyed by fire. This is as sure to come, as the truth and the power of God can make it. The delay of a thousand years cannot be so much to Him, for God is not bound by time... Reading: 2 Pet 3, God bless. PF

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2 Peter 2

Impure seducers and their followers give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. They refuse to bring their thought to the obedience of Christ, and they act against God's righteous precepts. As clouds hinder the light of the sun, so as their lifestyle wherein there is no truth. Seeing that these men increase darkness in this world, it is very just that their final destination is the darkest place
in the second life... Reading: 2 Pet 2, God bless. PF  



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1 Peter 2

All true believers are a holy priesthood; sacred to God, serviceable to others, endowed with heavenly gifts and graces. But the most spiritual sacrifices of the best in prayer and praise are not acceptable, except through Jesus Christ... Reading: 1 Peter 2, God bless, PF.

2 Peter 1

The gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, because the Holy Spirit inspired holy men of God to write and speak. All the plainness and simplicity, power and expressions comes from One God. The Scripture is the revelation of the mind of God, so that every man ought to search it, to understand the sense and meaning of it. The Christian tastes its sweetness, feels its power, sees God's glory, a truly divine revelation... Reading: 2 Pet 1, God bless. PF

Monday, July 22, 2013

1 Peter 5

Humility preserves peace and order in all Christian churches and societies; pride disturbs them. When God gives grace to the humble, He will give wisdom and holiness as well. In time of troubles, and when the devil tries to disrupt our relationship with one another, the remedy is to cast our care upon God, and leave everything to His gracious disposal. So be vigilant from this spiritual enemy; and be steadfast in our journey by faith... Reading 1 Pet 5, God bless. PF

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1 Peter 1

This epistle is addressed to believers in general, who are strangers in every city or country where they live, and are scattered through the nations. They were being persecuted, experiencing various trials and miseries in life. But Pater said that they must rejoice because life does not end here on earth, rather an incorruptible inheritance is in store for those who believe in the redemptive works of Christ at the cross... Reading: 1 Peter 1, God bless. PF 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

James 5

God does not forbid us to use lawful pleasures; but to live in sinful pleasure, outside God's will is a provoking sin. Men spent years in luxurious living, satisfying their every desire, as if a fattening animals to be butchered in the slaughtering house in the right time. But for believers, be patient until the coming of the Lord. Men count time long, but all time is as nothing to God; it is as a moment. Therefore, serve God and bear our trials... James 5, God bless. PF

Monday, July 15, 2013

James 4

When men ask of God prosperity, they often ask with wrong aims and intentions. As God's people, be sure that our prayers are not the language of greediness but of grace, or else they will return to us empty. Worldly mind is enmity to God, and how miserable the state of those who make God their enemy. The proud resist the truth of God, no wonder they remain blind, but God gives more grace, blessings and favor to the humble... Reading: James 4, God bless. PF

Saturday, July 13, 2013

James 3

No man can tame the tongue without Divine grace and assistance. We made promises, but only to be broken. He who talks well but  does not act or do something is unwise. Man's tongue confutes a person. By our words we shall either be justified or condemned. So when you made a vow, fulfill your past and present promises to God. The true wisdom from above may be known by the meekness of the spirit and temper... Reading: James 3, God bless. PF


Friday, July 12, 2013

James 2

God abhors partiality; giving favor to the rich and influentials than poor and marginalized. But blessed are those who are poor in spirit and rich in faith, for they are beloved of God. The royal law of God will not only lead us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but serve them the way Jesus serve the people; if you have the spirit of God. Talking, studying and listening to the word of God are not enough, God looks at the action... Reading: James 2, God bless. PF 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

James 1

Christianity teaches men to be calm in times of trial, and to seek wisdom from God to guide them in regulating their own spirit, and in managing their lives. Not every man who suffers are blessed, but those with patience and constancy goes through all difficulties with joy. In time of trials, we must be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. The Christians who have the love of God reigning in their hearts shall be exalted... James 1, God bless. PF

Hebrews 11

Faith has always been the mark of God's servants, where the principle is planted by the Spirit of God. It is an expectation that God will perform all He has promised to us. This view of faith is explained by many examples of persons in ancient times, who obtained a good report, or an honorable character in the word of God. Faith was the principle of their holy obedience, remarkable services, and patient sufferings... Reading: Heb. 11. God bless. PF

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hebrews 13

Do not neglect our duties as Christ's followers; promote brotherly love, help those who are in need, remember the marginalized, welcome the repenting sinners, but be holy and honor your own body. Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God, pray for them always. Living by faith in Christ, let us willingly separate from this evil world, and bring our sacrifices of praise to God, which is the fruit of our lips... Reading: Heb. 13. God bless. PF  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hebrews 12

The obedience of faith in Christ was the race set before the believers, wherein we must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery. We are most prone and exposed to sin, and it can hinder us from running the race. God may let others alone in their sins, but in due time He will chastise them painfully as His own children, to strengthen their hands, feeble knees, and make straight paths for their feet... Reading: Hebrews 12. God bless. PF

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hebrews 10

The animal sacrifices are insufficient for man's salvation for they are only shadow of the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross. Since believers have been saved through the blood of Christ, we are to consider how we can be of service to each other, especially stirring up each other to the more vigorous and abundant exercise of love, and the practice of good works. Do not follow those who turn away from God to their own destruction... Reading: Heb. 10. God bless. PF

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hebrews 9

The earthly ministry of OT priests was powerless to produce pardon for souls. Our High Priest entered into heaven once for all, and has obtained eternal redemption by means of His perfect offering, without any sinful stain in His life. This offering cleanses the most guilty conscience of men that pollute the soul. As no wisdom can keep one from death, so nothing can deliver a sinner from eternal judgment except Christ's blood... Reading: Heb. 9. God bless. PF 

  

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hebrews 8

The superior excellence of the new covenant is shown from the grace and forgiveness of God to His people, of which Christ is the Mediator. The law commanded and condemned people for their sins, but unable to remove the guilt and clear the conscience of men. Whereas, the gospel, by the blood of Christ, a full remission of sins was provided, so that God would remember our past no more. Glory be to the Living God... Reading: Heb. 8. God bless. PF 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hebrews 7

The Levitical priesthood in OT law showed that the priests died, unable to save their own lives and of those who came to them. But Jesus, our High Priest holds His position by the power of endless life, not only to keep himself alive, but to give spiritual and eternal life to all who rely upon His sacrifice. This is a better covenant, Jesus is the Surety, with better order and assurance, by which every transgressor is shut up under the curse... Reading: Heb. 7. God bless. PF

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hebrews 6

God expects growth for all Christians, for they have been enlightened by the truth of the gospel. However, some people have tasted the goodness of God's word and the power of the age to come, they believe for a while, and later rejected it. So it is impossible for them to renew again unto repentance, not because the blood of Christ is not sufficient to obtain forgiveness, but because they simply don't love Christ... Reading: Heb. 6. God bless. PF 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hebrews 5

In the days of his flesh, Christ set an example to be fervent in prayer, made himself subject to death, learned humble obedience to the will of God, with all afflictions. Being made perfect for this great work, He became the Author of eternal salvation to all that obey him. But dull hearers make the preaching of the gospel difficult, and slow to believe.  Christian experience is a spiritual sense, a foretaste of heavenly things... Reading Heb. 5. God bless. PF