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.
Having dwelt on the topic of Christian journey in the previous month, now in the month
of Febraury , I intend to focus on a monumental piece of Jewish history….the
Conquest of Canaan, with its particular relevance to modern day breed of
Christian spiritual warriors.
Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…
The Promise Keeper
Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the
family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.
As we come to the conclusion of our meditations on the topic “Conquest of Canaan”, once again,
I feel –given our short memories- its worthwhile to reflect on the fact, our God is a promise keeping God.
Bible abounds in cases of God faithfully keeping up His word. Abraham and Sarah were blessed with a
child in their ripe old age
(Genesis 21:1) in line with His promise in Genesis 18:10. Joshua and his
generation, as the above captioned scripture portion bears out, saw yet another fulfillment of God’s
promise to Abraham and his grandson Jacob (Israel) that their descendents shall occupy and thrive in
the Promised Land
His promise to Noah that He would never destroy the whole of Mankind
(Genesis 7:8-17) with the flood
again (token of that promise is a rainbow) stands even today right? Oh dear Child of God, if He has
promised to give you, Eternal life
(John 3:16), never doubt it. As a token of His promise in this
dispensation of grace, He has given us His own edifying, enjoyable Holy Spirit. While on the
subject of Holy Spirit, let me conclude with words of apostle Paul as recorded in
Ephesians 1:14 “His presence within us is God’s guarantee that He will really give us all
that He promised; and the Spirit’s seal upon us means that God has already purchased us and that
He guarantees to bring us to Himself. This is just one more reason for us to praise God”.
Father, we simply place ourselves in Thy hands much like a little child places itself into
the hands of its father, in complete trust. We know one day in eternity, we would be
singing Thy praises in your Holy presence. In Jesus’ name. Amen.