When we read the gospel of Matthew, we like to begin with the verse 18 in the Chapter 1. We often skip the first 17 verses as we feel them to be boring list of difficult to pronounce names of people. Why it is presented at the start of a book? For Jewish people, their genealogy was very important. When the Israelites conquered Canaan, they had their own territories to live in and so they divided the land and cities by tribe. They kept careful records of their genealogies to prove......
Ever felt like quitting? Do you feel like everything in your life goes opposite the way than you hoped? Have you become discouraged and felt like quitting and just run away? You are not alone. Many people in the Bible have gone through this and one such person was our ‘weeping prophet’ Jeremiah. Jeremiah was tired of being mocked by everyone. He was ridiculed, abused and beaten by those to whom he’d been sent? He cried to God in the following verse, Jeremiah 20:7 O Lord, You induced me, and I was......
Have you ever been discouraged while doing the work of God? Have someone criticized you and that made you to discontinue the task that was presented to you? Have you been frustrated and feel like giving up the work? Discouragement is the biggest tool that our enemy uses to defeat us. That makes us feel that we are unworthy, hopeless and it steals the joy of our heart. If it is not knocked down, it will unfold and it will bring all it’s other friends doubt, depression, loneliness, anger…. In the Bible,......
During my school days, I have watched only a few using the cab facility. And when I started working, we had the facility to call and book a taxi. But today the technology has advanced and we have the world in our hand. A single click on mobile is enough to book a cab and within few minutes, you can see the car at your doorway. Today, even a small kid knows how to book a cab and the name ‘Ola’ and ‘Uber’ has become familiar around such that the people......
When we are under trial, when we are under pressure, when we are facing bad circumstances in our life, we either move closer to God learning from the lessons that God has taught us through our experiences or we move away from Him thinking that He doesn’t care about us anymore. Not just that, even when we are blessed with everything we tend to forget God who helped us to achieve that position. We feel that we don’t need God in our life when we possess everything in our life or......