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DAILY DEVOTIONS
 

  In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos' (matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos' which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain theme over a period of time, say a fortnight have richly edified me. In fact, both styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground' a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.

In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style than the 'Varying topics' one.

For starters in the first month of January I would be dwelling on the theme of the "Christian Journey", with the material being arranged in a Book-like format under which the pages would be opened ( i,e..displayed on-line) on each succeeding day.

So here's wishing you a happy & an edifying read....

Suresh Manoharan




January 14th

The Generosity Factor



The Tabernacle

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift!-II Cor 9:15
 
  While continuing to let our thoughts flow on the subject of similarities on the 'journey' of the redeemed Jews (from the Egyptian bondage) headed towards 'the Promised land' & the Christians (redeemed from Sin) en-route to Heaven, we come to the theme of generosity.

  There came a point in the journey of the emancipated Jews, when they were required to put up a portable temple amidst them, for whose construction, free-will contributions were solicited (Exodus 35:1-20).
 
  While, it is undeniable fact that our Jewish counterparts (the redeemed lot from Egypt) can be faulted on many counts such as rebelling against God-ordained authority & even God during their journey to the 'Land flowing with milk and honey', no one can fault them on the generosity front, for Scriptures state that their contributions for tabernacle simply kept pouring in so much so at one point Moses' had to restrain them from giving any further donations (Exodus 36:1-7)! What about us Christians, whenever we are required to donate for the different projects of our churches'? Do we donate, so overwhelmingly that our Church leaders actually are constrained to restrain us from giving more? Well, the delivered Jews excelled on the generosity front, so did the early church (Acts 2:44-47), can the same be said of us the modern-day Christians?
 
  Remember, purity of the heart is best demonstrated by generosity (Luke 11:41).
 
  Prayer:

Father, while we can never thank Thee enough for Thy inexpressible, indescribable gift of Your Son, we pray that You put in us a generous spirit to contribute for all noble causes, without calling any attention to ourselves or to our gifts.
 
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