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"And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him." (Gen.22:2-3)
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Br. Samuel Babu, Believers Brethren Assembly, (BBA), Majlis - Bahrain For the last few days, we have been relentlessly praying for Br. Samuel Babu, who suffered Cardiac Problems and was admitted in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain. It was well pleasing for our Lord to call HIS child to the Eternal Home, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no sickness and no death. He went to be with the LORD around 10:30 PM Bahrain Time today (Friday 23rd 2015). Let us uphold the grieving family members to the Throne of Grace. May the Lord bestow upon them heavenly Grace, Peace and strength and console them with the word of God.
 
 
 
E-DEVOTIONAL

THE PATIENCE OF GOD

 

Br. Vinayadas Abraham

 

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger,

and plenteous in mercy” (Ps 103:8)

 

 

The famed atheist Robert G. Ingersoll, during the course of his lectures, used to remove his watch, throw it on the table and challenge – “I give God five minutes to strike me dead for what I have just said.” Someone told this to the renowned Preacher, Dr. Joseph Parker, the reply he gave is so profound and meaningful – “Did the gentleman think that he could exhaust the patience of the eternal God in five minutes

 

The verse quoted underneath the title talks about the Divine nature of our God – He is merciful, gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy. Both in the Old Testament and the New Testament there are many verses which say that our God is long-suffering. The patience of the Lord in connection with the Israelites is portrayed in the Book of Nehemiah Chapter 9. The Lord’s patient dealing with His people is systematically narrated, from the time He brought them out of the strongholds of the Egyptians, provided for their sustenance in their wilderness journey and finally how He enabled them to reach the promised land. Although God was true to His promises, the Israelites were disobedient, rebellious; they cast God’s law behind their back and killed His prophets (v.26). In spite of all these, God did not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; because He is a gracious and merciful God. (v.31)

 

When I was about 15 years of age, I remember that the Central Reserve Police Force camped near our house. It was a battalion of about 50 policemen. As young boys, we were inspired to join them in their daily exercises. Of all those policemen, I noticed one who stood out as quite different; he was very calm, quiet and did his routine exercises without much noise. Based on my wrong judgement, I thought him to be very weak. I asked him why he was very silent and did his exercises without much noise unlike the rest of the policemen who did their exercises boisterously and attracted a lot of boys. After a few days, that gentleman showed me various belts and trophies that he had got for martial arts. I wondered, with all those belts and achievements, why he turned out to be so silent and avoided popularity. He told me that the very first lesson that his teachers had taught him was that he should not use the karate and kung fu skills for wrong motives. At that point my respect for him increased and I admired his silence, patience and simplicity although he was the most powerful man amongst that battalion.

 

If we examine our private and public, our secular and church life honestly, we would admit that God has been so patient and long-suffering with each one of us. Whilst highly esteeming God’s long-suffering, we should not forget the fact that He is a consuming fire. His patience towards us should make us love Him reverentially and obey Him completely.

  

 
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