Who am I that the Lord should notice? I am destined to eternal perdition. I should be living in anguish and sorrow every day because of my sins. But the Lord showered me with all good things. He stooped low to get me out of the horrible pit of wickedness and my abhorring vileness. He ransomed me with the blood of His own beloved Son. Who am I that He should notice? I am vile and of worth nothing to Him. Yet He took notice of me.
And what can I give unto the Lord for He has everything? But He delights in… continue reading..
The lingering pandemic and strong typhoons hitting the country one after the other can make people feel that we live in a season of difficulty. Yet Christians remain unmoved because we believe in God’s promise in Isaiah 26:3, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed in you because he trusts in you.”
The verse, Psalm 119:76, “I know O Lord that Your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness, you have afflicted me.”, may seem confusing to the unbelieving world. Yet, as followers of Christ, this verse gives tremendous comfort. God is faithful in His desire to shape us in holiness… continue reading..
“And you, Capernaum, who is exalted to the heaven, shall be brought down to hell. For if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the Day of Judgment than for you”. Mat 11:23-24
Sodom and Gomorrah have become symbols of anything false and ugly in man due to the Fall. The height of immorality and wickedness can be equated to their names. But our Lord said in Matt.11:23-24 that the case of Capernaum, Chorazin,… continue reading..
Ephesians 2:4: “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,”
God’s love for His people is unfathomable. It is not a general kind of love, but each of His children is given that same, special, and abounding love. Our lack of understanding of God’s love makes us oblivious to the staggering and unimaginable blessings we could have received. Had we know the fulness of this love of God, we would be the happiest, most contented, most productive, most fruitful Christian in this benighted world.
One fine morning, there was a flurry of activities in the village park. Workers were clearing of the area that circles the park. They clipped the unruly bougainvillea branches, cut the grasses, and removed tangling vines.A permanent fixture in the park was this very special ornamental vine (Cat’s Claw Trumpet) hosted by one of the Narra trees. It was planted 30 or more years ago by one of the residents. Every summer, the villagers are… continue reading..
“Sinabi sa kanya ni Hesus, ‘Hindi ba sinabi Ko sa iyo, na kung ikaw ay sasampalataya, ay makikita mo ang kaluwalhatian ng Diyos.”Juan 11:40
Hindi maunawaan ni Maria at Marta kung bakit naantala ang pagdating ng Panginoong Hesus. Kaya’t kanilang nasabi, “Panginoon, kung narito Ka sana, hindi sana namatay ang kapatid ko” (Juan 11:21, 32). Maaaring ganito ang kanilang iniisip, “Panginoon, hindi namin maunawaan kung bakit hindi ka agad dumating at hinayaan Mong mamatay ang taong Iyong minamahal. Ngayon huli na ang lahat dahil patay na si Lazaro!”
Ilan sa magsisipagtapos sa buwan na ito ay makakatanggap ng karangalan. Mabuting maging matalino. Kaya nga maraming nag-uukol ng panahon, pera at pagod upang maging matalino. Kalimitan, sila ay nagiging matagumpay sa buhay at may malaking naiaambag sa lipunan. Umaani sila ng papuri at karangalan, at iginagalang sa lipunan. Nguni’t ang talas ng isip sa mga bagay na panlupa ay hindi makapaglalapit sa Dios, ni makakapagligtas sa kaluluwa. Kung hindi mabuksan ang mata sa mga katotohanan sa Biblia, mananatili silang mangmang at mapapahiya sa oras ng paghuhusga ng Dios.
May aklat na nagbibigay ng katalinuhan na maglalapit sa Dios at magliligtas ng kaluluwa…. continue reading..
Do you know the path to eternal life? In this time of COVID pandemic, death stares us in the face. It is crucial, more than ever, to know the way to God because He will judge each one of us when we die. At the end of our journey, it would be a terrible tragedy, to realize that we have been lost. We have been walking on the path that is not appointed by God. But at the end of the road, there is no turning back. And what is before us is our everlasting destruction. Friends,… continue reading..
Psalm 90:1- 2 “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.”
Lord, You have been our dwelling place. The God whom we return to again and again. As Gill and Barnes commented, You are like the home where a person will return to wherever he goes.
Psalm 86:12-13, “I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is Your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”
Exceeding gratefulness and giving glory to God should be our response to God for the steadfast love He has shown to us. This love has delivered us from eternal suffering and unimaginable miseries in the eternal fire. This love caused His Son to willingly embrace the cross of suffering and shame for our… continue reading..