Son of David

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” And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me” –Mark 10:48

So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

Praise the lord, the blind man Bartimaeus called Jesus Christ as the son of David. Our Lord have given victory to Israelites many times because of David’s sake. Isa 37:35 “For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake”.  Lord had special compassion, sure mercies for His servant King David. God testifies regarding this –Act 13:22 – ” he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son:of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”

The blind man Bartimaeus  knew that if he refers Jesus as Son of David, , Jesus will heal him. Our lord Jesus didn’t disappoint him, He healed him.  

When we pray , we can also stress upon “son of David “Jesus Christ heal me and bless me. surely He will heal us and bless us.

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Are you greedy for money ?

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“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15

Jesus Christ: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Do Not Worry
Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
 
 
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – (Nkjv Luke 12:16-34)
Jesus Christ spoke this when a man came to Him to divide the property with his brother.
But Jesus didn’t go and divide. Jesus said above parable so that the man may understand that life is more important than money. We must be more concerned whether we will go to heaven or not instead of worrying about daily need. God who feeds all animals and birds will provide all our needs. When we seek His kingdom and His righteousness then God will give earthly and heavenly blessing.

If our heart is filled with Lord Jesus then we will fly away in His coming.. Maranatha.

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Vanity! vanity !!

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Ecc 1:14 “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”

Ecc 2:11 “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.”

Ecc 2:17 “Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”

All the above verses we said by king solomon. He was the wisest man on this earth. He was richest man, he enjoyed all the pleasure’s of life, he has hundreds of wife, thousands of concubines, he built beautiful palace and there was no enemy to fight with him. Yet he hates life and says everything under the sun is vanity. One thing perhaps he missed or forgot is his creater God. He built beautiful Temple for Lord  in his earlier days, afterwards he went away from Lord, hence nothing could give him happiness. Only God can give true happiness.
Our education, job, family, husband, wife, children, friends ,wealth, riches, luxury cannot give us happiness. All  the above things are necessary but still it cannot give true happiness. Hence Psalmist says:

Psa 16:11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

King David fought many battles, his life was very hard compared to Solomon. But he always sought Lord in everything he did. His soul was longing for Lord. His  desire was to do the will of Lord. Hence he was a happy man. Let us seek Lord and taste the true happiness by doing His will.

Eternal Light !

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“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psa 119:105

I use to wonder why God has compared His word to 2 kinds of light.
Nce1.lamp- is gives a good source of light in all the directions but britness will decrease beyond few feet’s (10-15ft)
2.light unto my path- this can be compared to torch light. Which is can focus light up to kilometers.

This earthly life is like crossing a forest from one side to another side. Lamp gives light in around us to protect us from animals attacking us. The torch light gives us a focused bright light for more than a kilometer helps us trace the pathway, avoid obstacles like trees, stones, ditches. Our Lords word acts in both the ways , His word enlightens us makes us holy, perfects us and moulds us to His character. God uses us to save others. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, let us follow Him to inherit eternal life.when we finally finish our journey God expects that each one of us must take some people to heaven, we must not be empty hand .  Let God give us grace.

Hope never dies

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” I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.” Psa 118:17

The above verses is a very beautiful versus. It hope to the people in hopeless situation. Our trial may be sickness, financial crisis, depression, exam failure, joblessness , anything may be our problem which drives us to end our lives, But we must not die, our hope, trust, faith in God will make us to succeed in our life. One thing we note here is, king David encourages in himself towards God. There may be situation where no one is there to encourage or comfort but still our Lord Jesus will strengthen and comfort us.

You belong to Jesus

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“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” Isa 43:1

Jacob means deceiver, he deceived his brother and got his birthright, he deceived his father and got blessing. After this he ran away to his uncles home. There the story starts Jacob was cheated in his marriage, he was ask to serve 14 years to get Rachel. Afterwards he started thinking to come back to his fathers house, but was afraid of his brother Esau . That previous night he met God strived wrestled with God and got true blessing. This time with blessing  God renamed him as Israel.  Means for as prince hast thou power with God and with men , and hast prevailed.- Gen 33:28 .

Even we may have some unsanctified natures which God doesn’t like it. Hence before God bless us, he likes to correct our character. Jacob fully submitted to God. Hence God gave him a new name and blessed him. When we also submit to God completely , He will correct us and bless us. Blessing means not only material blessing but eternal blessing. Finally God says thou art mine. Only after naming him Israel God calls him his own. Let god give us grace so that we can get closer to God and submit to God, to be called “thou art mine!.”

Friend

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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13

Everybody has friends, boys , girls, young , old, rich, poor. Irrespective of caste, region or religion. Most of the people are open towards their friends, they share their happiness, sorrow, problems. People may hide things from their parents or spouse but they share their feelings with their friends. Jesus Christ says in the above versus that there is “GREAT LOVE” in ‘FRIENDSHIP’. Jesus is a Good Friend to us. Hence He lay down His life to save us from eternal hell. A good friend will risk his life to save his friend because that is his true love of friendship. The problems may be anything like sickness, financial crisis, etc. In any emergency in this present world, we most of us  trust in friends. There are some times even our close friends may not understand us. They may not be in a situation to help us, But our eternal friend Jesus will surely help us. Even job had four friends who came to comfort him, but were not able to do do.  God questions made him to think that no one can question almighty God. God permitted trials in Jobs life to prove that Job was an upright man on this earth. God finally blessed Job doubly all he had. Jesus our only true friend will never leave us or forsake. Let us pray to Jesus and build a good friendship with him.