Igniting Insight

Do not despise discipline

Running fast with heavy loads, climbing trees, jumping over walls, swimming, crawling through bushes, lying motionless…etc.  These are some of the daily training routines of …

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Good friends but miserable comforters

Job went through immense suffering, which was unusual, and is enigmatic to understand.  It was wonderful for Job to have some good friends. Eliphaz, Bildad …

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Smart Fools do not prepare!

Benjamin Franklin said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”  Planning and preparing are essential aspects of life.  More people fail rather …

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Paradigm for Giving

Giving is not a natural phenomenon.  Most people would like to hoard, not give.  People will curse those who hoard in the time of scarcity, …

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We should not be like Cain

Apostle John warns that we should not be like Cain.  (I John 3:12) Adam and Eve should have diligently taught their life of failure and …

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Will a man rob God?

What is dedicated unto the Lord, belongs to God.  Tithes also belong to God.  When someone is unfaithful, s/he robs from God. (Malachi 3:8-10) Grateful …

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Promised Land or Dream Land

God made a covenant with Abraham to give to his descendants the Promised Land as their possession.  (Genesis 15:18-21) It was sworn as a promise …

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Workers are few

Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples that the Harvest is plenty, but the labourers are few.  He urged the disciples to pray that there could …

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Contentment Vs Covetousness

A person was working in a private bank and was earning a salary of Rs 275000 a month.  This is more than an average labourer …

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Dresses or garments

Half the personality of a person comprises his/her garments, says a Tamil proverb.  The Bible teaches about clothes, both physical and spiritual.   1) Glorious garment:  …

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Righteousness, Self-control and Judgement

Antonius Felix was a slave.  His brother Pallas was a friend of Emperor Claudius.  By that connection and influence, he first gained freedom.  And through …

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Pastoral Care and Admonition

Paul, the Apostle excelled as an evangelist, teacher, and pastor.  His shepherd heart is evident in his words, actions, and attitude.  Paul invited the leaders …

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Righteousness, Self-control and Judgement

Antonius Felix was a slave.  His brother Pallas was a friend of Emperor Claudius.  By that connection and influence, he first gained freedom.  And through …

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Typology: Lord Jesus in Old Testament

Lord Jesus Christ after resurrection, on the Emmaus Road explained to the two disciples about Himself from the Old Testament. (Luke 24:27) Typology or a …

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Crucified and risen with Christ

A.W. Tozer wrote: “In every Christian’s heart there is a cross and a throne, and the Christian is on the throne till he puts himself …

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Great Joy and Fear!

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there on Sunday morning to complete the burial rites of their Master and Lord Jesus Christ.  They were …

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Burning Bush, a Picture of the Cross

“And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, …

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Cross as the Centre

Cross is the centre of the world and humanity.  Good Friday is an apt time to reflect and meditate on this truth.   1) History of …

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Invited Curse?

The mob was instigated by the High Priest and other religious leaders.  Before the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, they chose Barabbas, who warned about the …

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Sinful and Criminal Thoughts

An educated engineer who studied in one of the prestigious colleges: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad was arrested and put in jail.  He had threatened …

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Priority of Relationships

“New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s three-year-old daughter Never had decided everything, even the affairs of state, could wait.”  While the Prime Minister was addressing the …

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Walking through the valley of Death

David writes about passing through the valley of death.  In the world, there are times, people of God must cross hard, trying, troubling and terrifying …

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Purpose of suffering of Job

Many people wonder why the book of Job is included in the Bible.  Sometimes, it seems to be boring speeches, difficult to comprehend.  Sovereign God …

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Distillation of all knowledge

All philosophies however profound boil down to three essences:  love, faith and hope.  Interestingly the three wisdom books in the Bible deal with these:  Ecclesiastes, …

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Believing a lie?

There are bookies who are involved in gambling, over sports.  Soccer, cricket and other team games have players who could be wooed or intimidated to …

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Creation Mandate to love

God created Adam and Eve in His own image. God continues to be involved in the creation.  King David beautifully states: “For you formed my …

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Overwhelmed or Overflowing Heart?

Worry, anxiety, fear, grief, sickness and sorrow could make our heart troubled and overwhelmed.  The disciples were troubled in their heart as they could not …

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Riot in Ephesus

Simple preaching of the gospel had a profound impact and created powerful counter currents in the city of Ephesus.   1) Hall of Tyrannus: Two years …

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Certification for Messiah?

There is a lot of talk about people increasingly becoming followers of Lord Jesus Christ.  There are many who wish that should be stopped – …

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Hall of Tyrannus

Paul had almost been in ministry for about 30 years. He was about 54 years old and did not have further opportunities like this.  In …

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