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......
I studied in a school, where sports were given equal importance as studies. It has afforded some good cricket players from its campus and also the other game which I had seen the players playing the most in my campus was basketball. As I usually prefer going by a bus, which is not crowded, I had a habit of reaching my school campus by 7 o clock. Our first school bell rings at 8 o clock. So, I use to ramble around the school campus, which has a big ground area. Sometimes,......
Are you the one with a thought, “When I was not being recognized for the work I do, I wanted to quit?” Then this one is for you. Recognition – Everyone runs behind it. When unrecognized, we become discouraged or cast down. Sometimes, we even quit the task we get along. It has happened to me so often. But, our God is faithful and He picks me up whenever I fail to do my task. He counsels and comfort me with His words, “Daughter, do your work and leave it to me. I......
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,......