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For accessing rich treasures in His Word and for edification

  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 30th

When the strength of man ends…

“ The length of our days is seventy years or eighty, if we have the strength… Psalm 90:10
  Time for some quizzing! First question…which book is in the center of the Bible. Psalms. Right. Second question… did David write all Psalms? Yes. Wrong. Though David wrote most of them, other authors penned some of the Psalms. For instance it is said that in the collection of Psalms, sons of Korah compiled at least 13 of them whereas Moses wrote Psalm 90 to which the captioned scripture portion belongs.

  As we are winding down on our meditations on the similarities that exist between the emancipated Jews and Christians, let’s once again focus on the grand leader of men…Moses. What was his age, when God called him from the burning bush, entrusting him in the process with the onerous responsibility of leading His people from Egypt? Eighty! Now this fact apparently is out of sync with the words penned by Moses himself on the life span of men! Didn’t he himself write that men live up to an age of 80 at most? How could he begin working on a staggering project, when he is supposed to have come to the end of his physical resources? Actually, this question leads us to a simple yet profound truth, expressed in the scriptures. When His servants reach the end of their strength that is exactly the time when God’s power begins to flow in increasing measure in and through their lives (II Cor 12:10).

At apparently ripe old age, if Moses never tired in carrying out his daunting tasks, it simply means he was at every moment drawing from God’s infinite strength to sustain himself. In our Christian journey, in the spiritual realm whenever we are reaching the end of our spiritual strength weathering many a storm, He can be trusted to renew us in our spirit (Eph 3:16-19). I have experienced this truth, first hand, many a time. I am sure, you have done too.

Father, we cast ourselves into Your hands in all our spiritual weakness, for we know that You would re-energize us wonderfully by sending upon us a fresh unction of Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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