God’s Master Plans Only Requires a Minority

“The LORD said to Gideon, ‘You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength’” (Judges 7:2). Read: Judges 7:1—25. Over 30,000 people gathered in response to Gideon’s call to fight the Midianites who were […]


Eat and Remember

“As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the testimony to be kept” (Exod 16:34). Read: 16:1—36. We should not only enjoy God’s blessings but commit them into our memory to lead a life of gratitude to God. The provision of Manna was an extraordinary instance in the whole of the Bible. It […]

The Lord turns bitter to sweet

“If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer.” […]

Detours in Life are in God’s Will

When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” (Exodus 13:17, NLT). God […]

Dress up for the Show

“In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’S Passover” (Exodus 12:11). If you are planning an early morning trip with small children, sending them to bed in traveling clothes (except […]

Speak Truth to the Powers

“Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh” (Exod 7:7). Both Moses and Aaron had had crossed the age of retirement when God entrusted them to speaking truth to the powers of this world. Moses brings to the job only forty years of experience shepherding his father-in-law’s […]

Strides that Determine Destiny

Everything was as usual as Moses led the flock to the sparsely vegetated landscape around Mount Sinai. As the sheep moved from one bush to another Moses followed them playing his shepherd’s flute. He noticed a bush far away in the fire. Dry grass and bushes catch fire in the Mediterranean sun where the day […]

The Prodigal and the Party Pooper

The story known as the “the prodigal son” is popular (Luke 15). Christian preachers and Sunday School teachers usually focus on the younger son. They skip the elder goodie altogether. The two sons were different in their approaches to life. The younger was for indulgence and instant gratification. He wanted to enjoy all that life […]

Love is a verb!

“Love is a verb”, the bumper sticker on the car that sped past me said. That is true. Love is not just a noun, an abstract feeling that we hold, but love means action. But as the car vanished from my sight, the bumper sticker lingered on in my thoughts for a while. One part […]

God’s Delays are for Greater Miracles

“Delay is denial”, so goes the popular axiom. We also say, “justice delayed is justice denied.” Though this is true to a considerable extent in a worldly sense, the opposite is true in God’s Kingdom. Some examples from the Bible illustrate this point. Priest Zachariah and Elizabeth were righteous people in a way that pleased […]