Thought for the day Archive

Verse of the day: 2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

Thought for the day: In a house, not all the vessels are used in a similar manner. Few of them were bought and never used, few of them are used occasionally and few others are used more frequently and thrown away. The vessels never used are mostly kept as showpieces, when guests come to the house they look at these vessels, touch them, feel them and appreciate them for their elegance and splendor. A vessel that is frequently used is scratched, rusted, and lost its appearance, but still in use. Are we always looking for encouragement, appreciation and honor from others? Or Are we able to move forward as long as we are used by the Master whether someone recognizes or not. What we consider as honor decides what vessel we are today.

Balan Swaminathan Saturday, Apr 17, 2010

Verse of the day: Revelation 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Thought for the day: Lord was telling these words to the church in Philadelphia. This promise is for those who keep God’s Word and walk accordingly. Think of a situation where you get down from your car and run towards a super store where you would like to pickup something before you rush to your work. You come just in front of the store, the door that automatically opens everyday doesn’t open it for you that day. You look up and see a sign board “Closed, opens at 10.00am”. What a frustrating moment it is for you. Many of us are disappointed standing at the closed door thinking that it will open automatically. But the Lord says, you continue to walk according to My word with your little strength and do what I want you to do.

Balan Swaminathan Friday, Apr 16, 2010

Verse of the day: 1 Corinthians 11:26 (Amplified Bible) For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord’s death until He comes [again].

Thought for the day: If Christ is not risen, our faith is futile. Resurrection of Christ is the key for Christian faith. But what we sow is not made alive unless it dies. Unless Christ died, He would not have risen and we all would have perished in our sins. Death on the cross is a significant event in Christianity. The Lord is asking us to represent, signify and proclaim His death until He comes. Every time when we do this, we subject our lives to what was done on the cross. At the cross, our curses were broken, sins were forgiven, we were reconciled with God, sicknesses were healed, satanic powers were destroyed, and provision for eternal life was ensured. Unless we understand, acknowledge and realize the significance of the work on the cross, taking part in the Holy Communion, doesn’t have any effect in our lives. In fact, Bible talks about counter effects if anyone takes part in an unworthy manner.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Apr 15, 2010

Verse of the day: Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Thought for the day: Bread is a popular food in most societies. Bread has been part of the meal in every home. Bread, in general any food is vital for human survival. The devil (human desire) tells us you feed your flesh and live sumptuously in this world. But Jesus is more interested in our souls. Soul needs nourishment. Bread is good for the body, but Word of God nourishes the soul. Bread makes us to live in this earth, but Word of God assures eternal glory. In other words, feeding ourselves only with bread and allowing our souls to starve will take us to the eternal death. Are we living by bread alone or living by the Word of God?

Balan Swaminathan Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010

Verse of the day: 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Thought for the day: It was the human blood that was shed on the cross from the body of Jesus. But there was a major difference between His blood and the blood of any other human. Judas after betraying Jesus confessed that it was an “innocent blood”. It was a blood with no sin, no curse and no blemish in it. That blameless blood when offered as a sacrifice was found acceptable to God and the provision of forgiveness of sin was made. According to Hebrews 9:22 …and without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. So even today, forgiveness of sin is possible only through the blood of Jesus.

Balan Swaminathan Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010