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Hands full of Blood (Isaiah 1:15-18)

When you spread out your hands,
    I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
    I will not listen;
    your hands are full of blood.
 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
    remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
    correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
    plead the widow’s cause.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.


Sin disrupts our communication with the Lord. This is one of the reasons why some of our prayers were left unanswered. He said “Though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.” Recall that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and found out they were naked, they hide themselves from God. God asked them where are they because they were ashamed they covered themselves and opted not to show themselves to God. This is how sin hinders our relationship with the Lord.

What then shall we do? Isn’t it that we are all sinners? If that is so, God would not listen to our prayers! Here is the thing, God is faithful and just to forgive us. Mothers always prohibit their children to eat when their hands are dirty so kids must wash hands first before facing the dining table. It is comparable to transgressions. Before we ask God to grant our requests, we should ask first His forgiveness wholeheartedly. Learn from your mistakes and strive not to do the same sin again. Walk in spirit and choose to do good.

With sincerity and willingness, God can change us. He can purify us if we only allow Him to. He can turn out our dirty hearts into snowy white and He forgets whatever iniquity that we had committed. Why wait for tomorrow to come before we ask for forgiveness when we do it now? Life is too short, tomorrow might be too late.

Posted in Devotionals

A husband’s best blessing (Song of Solomon 4:9-10)

You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride;
    you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes,
    with one jewel of your necklace.
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
    How much better is your love than wine,
    and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

brideIf I were a boy even just for a day I’d go find a girl who possesses a good heart. Men are visual by nature and the top quality that a girl should have for almost all of them is a beautiful face and a sexy body. Physical characteristics will soon fade.A pretty face who doesn’t have the heart of worship and devotion to God almighty is more of a curse than a treasure. On the other hand, a good wife is a husband’s best blessing.

Boys, you shouldn’t settle for anything less. Even if right now you still aren’t ready for commitment, you should pray for your future wife. Ask God what you want specifically and He will give you the desires of your heart. Don’t just go for physical appearance. Choose not a woman who loves to dress what is in in fashion instead, choose the one who is clothe with purity and humility of the heart. Choose not someone who is adorned with too many jewelries but be with the one who is covered with kindness.

To those men who are already married, strengthen the foundation of your marriage. Let God be the center of your relationship. Love your wife until your last breathe and never ever look to any other woman the same way you look at her. She is God’s best gift to you, treasure her. And if ever she grows bigger, wrinkles appear and her hairs turn gray, do not love her less. Instead, let love grow each day. Physical attraction shouldn’t be the basis. Being loved by a woman is one of the greatest experience that a man shouldn’t trade to anything.