I greet you dear readers in the Almighty name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is the same unchanging God, yesterday, today and forever.
He taught us in Matthew 6:12 -And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Yes, we are forgiving debtors, because Jesus took all our sins on the cross of Calvary, so we are able to forgive our debtors. Definitely we are forgiving debtors.
In our country many are there who cannot forgive others. They keep bitterness hidden in their hearts for long.
The Bible teaches us to forgive. If you read the Bible daily, it will teach us the true love of forgiving.
To give judgments for crimes, there are courts. To fulfill judgments, there are prisons and gallows. To forgive, there is only one book, which is the Holy Bible.
The beginning of forgiveness started in the Garden of Eden. God’s law in the Garden of Eden was that if you eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die.
But when man ate the forbidden fruit, God’s heart was broken. The commandment that the Lord had given, surely you will die; God was ready to take it on Himself.
God forgave us from His heart on the cross of Calvary; He faced the death that otherwise we had to face.
If there was no forgiveness from the Lord we would just be dust and covered by hell.
Until today, God is forgiving us our sins because of which we are alive. So lift up your eyes and look at our loving God, who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy. Another name given to our God is “a God who pardons”.
Nehemiah 9:17 – And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. Meditate on the Lord with tears and yes. Jeremiah 31:34 – And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities; He will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
The Bible says in Ephesians 1:7 - In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Whenever you look at the cross of Calvary, you will understand how abundantly merciful our God is. Because of our transgressions, Jesus suffered according to Isaiah 53:5 –But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Let the peace of God be in your heart.
Lot left Abraham, but Abraham did not allow any bitterness to come into his heart. There were fights between Lot and Abraham’s servants, but Abraham did not allow the fights to disturb him.
In the end, when Lot and his family were taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his house and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
He divided his forces against them by night and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.
So he brought back all the goods, also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and people.
David has such a forgiving heart. When Saul was hunting for him to destroy him, even when God gave Saul into his hands he did not harm him, David forgave Saul. When Saul died David took care of his grandson Mephibosheth till the end.
Dear children, we should have a forgiving heart. To have a forgiving heart we should look at the cross of Calvary. May our good Lord give that love in your hearts. So forgive each other and receive peace in your hearts.
Till we meet again, may the peace of God be with you.
Pastor Saroja M.
I thank my Lord Jesus for His mighty works in my life. From many days I was having an eye problem and was not able to see clearly. So I went to the doctor for an eye check up. After checking, the doctor informed me that I was having cataract in both my eyes and would have to operate it. I informed this matter to Pastor Saroja and she prayed for me. The next time I went for my eye check up, the doctor said there was no cataract – hence no need of an operation!
I give all glory and honour to Lord Jesus Christ for this mighty miracle and for healing me. Thanks to Pastor Saroja for praying diligently for us always.
Praise the Lord!
Bro. Dinesh Patel (Mira Road)
Praise the Lord!
On 23rd December, the police arrested my son around midnight. We were informed of the same and I was worried about how I would celebrate Christmas. If he was not released on 24th December, he would have to stay in lock up for 3 days due to the holidays. I immediately called Pastor Saroja and informed her of the same. Pastor assured me of her prayers. By God’s grace alone my son was released on December 24th from the police custody.
I give God alone all glory and honour for answering Pastor Saroja’s prayer and also thank Pastor Saroja for her fervent prayers because of which I could celebrate Christmas joyfully.
Sis. Bharati Mohite, (Kalina)
Few weeks ago I had red patches on my right hand and it used to itch very badly. After Saturday healing prayer, I informed this to Pastor Saroja. She advised me to apply the prayer oil. I applied the same and by God’s grace the itching and the rash quickly disappeared. No scars were left on my skin.
I want to praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for healing me and offer my heartfelt thanks to Pastor Saroja for praying for me.
Praise the Lord!
Sis. Esther Patel, Goregaon (East)
In October last year, I suddenly started vomiting and feeling ill. Immediately, I went to the doctor and he prescribed some medicines which I took for two days. But there was no improvement in my health. I then called Pastor Saroja for her prayers. Pastor prayed over me and the same day within few hours, I was completely healed.
I give all glory to God and Lord Jesus for hearing and answering Pastor’s compassionate prayer and for healing me. Thank you Pastor Saroja for your sincere prayers for me.
Praise the Lord!
Sis. Arikswamy Richardson, Goregoan (East)
Praise the Lord!
In Nov, one morning while in Kolkata on work, I was getting out of the shower and had a severe fall as I slipped and banged my head on the floor. I lay on the floor taking the name of Jesus Christ and then got up and got dressed. My neck was hurting and I also had a lump on my head. I was blessed by God’s grace and escaped a severe head injury. I immediately called Pastor Saroja and informed her of the incident and requested her to pray for my neck and head. I then proceeded for work. Through the day, my Lord God healed me substantially.
I give all glory and honour to my Lord God for saving me from an extreme injury and for healing me thereafter, and I thank Pastor Saroja for her prayers for me.
Thank you Jesus!
Bro. Ramiah Daniels, (Bangalore)
I thank my Lord Jesus for giving me this opportunity to testify of His loving kindness to me.
I was suffering from asthma and other aches and pains in my body. I have been attending the prayer meeting at Bhilad every Sunday afternoon. Now, I feel perfectly relieved of my breathlessness and I feel fine and healthy.
I give all glory and thanks to Jesus Christ for this healing. I also thank Pastor Saroja for her sincere prayers for me. I also take this opportunity to thank Pastor Saroja for taking the trouble of coming all the way to Bhilad to minister to us. May God bless her always.
Praise the Lord! Thank you Jesus!
Sis. Pushpa Vinod (Kalgaon Bhilad)
Praise the Lord!
I am Changi from Bhilad. My mother and I regularly attend the prayer meeting at Bhilad. For many years now I did not have a proper job. I requested Pastor Saroja to lift me up in her prayers. Pastor continuously prayed for me. Words cannot express how God has miraculously worked in my life. Now I am blessed with a job in Qatar.
All glory, honour and thanks to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for His mighty miracle in my life. My heartfelt thanks to Pastor Saroja for her sincere prayers for me.
Thank you Lord!
Bro. Changi (Kalgoan Bhilad)
Luke 2:7“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”. In this world, our birth place is a very important aspect of our life. When we need to fill any forms we all are required to fill in our birth place. We are all from different states; some of us are born in Kerala, some in Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc. But to each of us our place birth is of utmost importance. Imagine, 2000 years ago when the King of Kings and Lord of Lords i.e. Jesus Christ was to be born, nobody was willing to give him a place and it was difficult for his parents to find a place for His birth. The place of Jesus Christ’s birth is mentioned thus: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”. We see according in the Holy Scriptures how Jesus Christ was to be born into this world. God the Father chose Mary as a vessel to bring Jesus Christ into this world. After the birth of Jesus Christ, God the Father has not given any importance to Mary, His mother. Similarly we see in our life today how the family that has opened door for the Nasik meeting is a Roman Catholic family but the people who come to hear God’s Word are from different religions and castes. God has chosen this place i.e. the home of the Roman Catholic family to spread the good news in this world. I request you all to pray for this family who has opened the doors to spread ‘God’s Word’ in Nasik.
There was no place for Jesus Christ’s birth in this world. But Jesus’ birth was prophesied by Prophet Micah in Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”.Also, it was prophesied that Jesus Christ would be born on the way to Bethlehem under an apple tree, as written in the holy scriptures in the book of Song of Solomon 8:5“Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee”. Though many said that Jesus would be born on the way to Bethlehem under an apple tree, Micah 5:2 says that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. Prophet Isaiah had prophesied the child’s name much before His birth, in Isaiah 7:14“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”. Isaiah 9:6 says“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”. But God the Father had already revealed the truth to us about Jesus Christ’s birth through many of His Prophets. When Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, it was ruled by the Romans. King Caesar Augustus was ruling the Kingdom. He used to trouble the men of God a lot. At that time, he sent out a decree for a census to be carried out through the land. Luke 2:1-6 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David,which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David). To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered”. The law at that time was such that the people had to be in their own states during the time the census was carried out. At that time, Joseph took Mary who was with a child and went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judaea and into Bethlehem. They did not even have a house there, nor did anyone give them a shelter or show them love in this place.
As already read in Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”. Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger because there was no room for them anywhere. Imagine how sorrowful Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ would have been at that time! Mathew 8:20 “And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head”. Everything in this world has a place for themselves i.e. the animals, birds and men. But our Jesus Christ had no place to rest His head in this world.
This sorrowful birth was also shown to Prophet Jeremiah by God the Father. Jeremiah 14:8 “O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?” The pain and sorrow of Jesus’ birth was also revealed to Prophet Jeremiah and that no help would come forth from people to support the birth of Jesus Christ. Joseph and Mary’s suffering and pain was shown to Jeremiah by God. Seeing this revelation, Jeremiah was bitterly crying and talking to God “The hope of Israel and Saviour in times of trouble. At the time when there is no one to save us, it is ‘Jesus’ who will save us, but He was like a nomad travelling from land to land in the darkness of night. Why? When Jesus is the light of this world and the King of this world, then why did He have to suffer this pain and sorrow in this world”? Who is our hope and trust today? It is Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not”. Jesus Christ was a gift to us from God. Even before His birth the evil one knew this and thus put Him through so much of trouble to come into this world. He did not even have a decent place to be born in this world. The same God who has given each one of us a decent dwelling in this world, Himself did not have a place to be born.
After birth, when Jesus grew up and started His ministry, we see how people started humiliating Him. Mathew 11:19 “9The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children”. In spite of people’s false claims, by His wisdom alone, He forgave the sins of our generation and has loved each one of us immensely. The multitudes were not ready to even hear His Word, but with His great wisdom He loved all mankind in spite of all the opposition He faced. Today, it is more than 2000 years and we know that our God is good. We know that our God has given His life for us and has delivered us from our sins. Though the multitudes accused Jesus falsely, yet God’s love and righteousness will be known to all generations. Imagine if our God had not given His life for us, if we were not delivered from our sins, where would our place be today? We would be destroyed in hell fire. None of us are good, we were all sinners once upon a time as we have sinned and have gone against God in different ways. But it is with great love He has picked us up and embraced us. To give us an address in life, He suffered right from His birth into this world. Yes, God has loved each one of us in different ways. Let us humble ourselves before Him. We know the story from the Holy Scriptures about King Hezekiah, who was suffering from an illness. There was no one to save him from his illness. Prophet Isaiah visited him and told him to be ready for his end. There is no greater doctor than a Prophet, thus when he heard about his end he was sorrowful. He turned towards the wall and started weeping bitterly and prayed to God for forgiveness. God had mercy upon Hezekiah and told Isaiah to go and tell him that his life had been increased by 15 years. Such is the love of God for us. But we see that when King Hezekiah became well and in his good times, he forgot all that God had done for him. When the King of Babylon visited him, Hezekiah showed him all the materials things and the immense blessings he had received from God. Thus God’s anger came upon King Hezekiah and that was the beginning of his end. Isaiah 39:1-8 “At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not. Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon. 4Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them. Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: 6Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days”. We must carefully remember this, that we need to use God’s blessings showered upon us and put it to good use, to spread His word and not to take pride in it and proudly show it to others. God does not like those who boast about themselves. King Hezekiah should have testified to the King of Babylon about his suffering and how God sent his prophet Isaiah and saved him from death and gifted 15 additional years of life to him. Instead of giving God the glory, King Hezekiah showed off the material wealth he owned. Thus, he lost everything and also his children were taken captive by the Babylonians. We see the sorrowful end of King Hezekiah’s life. Our God wants us to have a blessed and happy life, though he had so much of suffering to come into this world for our sakes. He is our God who has taken all the blame, shame and sin upon Himself as a wanderer in this world. Thus whatever we are and what we have with us is only His Grace and blessings upon us. We need to only thank and praise Him every moment of our life. Unlike what King Hezekiah did, we should never ever take pride in anything that we have. God does not like this pride at all. We must remember that without God we are nothing and we will have nothing. It is because of His Love alone that we are blessed. Mathew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. Remember, we must first seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness in our life… only then will He add everything unto us. But imagine if we have everything and God is not in our lives; our life will be a big waste and like King Hezekiah, our life will be given into the hands of the Babylonians. Who is Babylon today? It is the enemy, the darkness, the evil one. Imagine if our lives are given into the hands of the enemy, we will be destroyed.
Mark 1:14-15 “Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”. God says His kingdom is at hand, repent, change your hearts and keep your faith on God’s Word. It has been explained in all the gospels: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John about how God’s kingdom is at hand. It is now time for us to keep faith on God and God’s Word. We keep hearing the Word of God every Saturday and Sunday;
our ears should not be closed but inclined to His Word. Our God suffered immensely for us. Jesus travelled by feet to far off places to preach the gospel and teach the people. Thus, our heart must always be ready to give glory to God alone. When pride comes into our heart, God will give our life into the hand of Babylon. Before the time on earth is over, it is important for us to pay heed to the Word of God.Isaiah 61:2 “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn”.It is only through the Word that we can calm those who are mourning and suffering. Hearing the Word of God, if we have not changed, then our place in life will be different. Jesus Christ has already prophesied of His second coming saying that it is only after the Word spreads to every nook and corner of this world that He will come again. None of us should say that we did not know that this was the only way or that we have not heard the ‘Word’. When Jesus started his ministry, we see in John 1:11 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not”. We see that Jesus Christ had no place to be born in this world, he was born a wanderer and came into this world for whom? Why? He came for His own, but His own did not receive Him. We all know that Jesus came for us and gave His life for you and me. We thus need to spread this ‘Word’ in all places and if we don’t have the love to serve God and to spread His Word, what is the worth of our life? God reveals about the congregation of Laodiceans in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”. This congregation kept Jesus Christ outside their church and they did not invite Him within because they knew that they could not take His correction and counseling. Thus they made God stand outside the church. Thus God is telling the Laodiceans’ congregation “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”. God will never enter our lives forcibly like the thief does. Even today, if we open our hearts and invite Him in, He will come and dine with us. Song of Solomon 5:2 “I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night”. God is knocking on our door even today; if we hear His knock and open the door, He is willing to come and dwell with us.He will make us His dwelling place.John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”. If our hearts are opened to God today, He will come and dwell within us.
We know how King Herod heard of the birth of Jesus Christ and started searching for Him. Why was he searching for Him? Was it to show Him love and have mercy upon Him? No, he was searching for Jesus Christ to kill and destroy Him at birth. The evil one knew that that Jesus was sent into this world for sinners like us and would be a father to orphans. Imagine the love of God for us. Today also we have people like Herod in our midst. When Jesus was preaching in Nazareth, what did the people do to Him?Luke 4:29 “And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong”. They forcibly took Jesus to a cliff and wanted to throw Him down the cliff. These people were worse than Herod. Even today there are people who work against God’s work. But remember, the more the evil suppresses God’s work, the more God increases His works in this world. Whatever plans the evil had right from the time of Jesus’ birth, yet Jesus was born into this world. Even though Herod wanted to kill Jesus at birth, Jesus survived and grew up in this world. When He started His ministry, the people of Nazareth decided to kill Him, even that plan failed miserably. Every work of God the Father that Jesus planned to accomplish, there were hindrances but Jesus fulfilled every work of His Father and accomplished the same. He died for us on the Cross of Calvary and on the 3rd Day He rose again from the dead. If we are genuine in our love for God and we diligently seek Him and righteously follow Him, even if thousands of “Herods” come against us, God’s works in this world will continue and through His Grace alone they will be accomplished. God’s work will never stop in this world. Luke 8:37 “Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again”. To save one man, thousands of pigs were killed. God saved thousands of people and lakhs of people during His ministry in this world. But the multitudes loved the swines more than Jesus Christ. For their own benefit and the loss in their unrighteous earnings, they warned Jesus to leave the country of Gadarenes and depart from there. Jesus left that place immediately.
We also know of Jesus’ sufferings on the cross of Calvary. How He was humiliated and spat at; yet He fulfilled His Father’s wish even unto His death on the Cross. He bore everything happily. Why? To give us everlasting life. That the coming generations would be blessed by His Grace alone. Mathew 27:26-53 “Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They partedmy garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many”. All that God is asking us today is whether there is place in our hearts and our homes for Him? Let us give God the first place in our hearts and our homes. This is very important. God, who wanted to give every one of us a home and an address in this world, did not even have a place to be born. In spite of all the sufferings and humiliation faced by Jesus Christ before His birth, during His birth, after His birth and growing up days, during His ministry and teachings and even unto His death on the cross, He bore all only for our sakes – that we all do not live in darkness but come to light; to deliver us from all bondage and defeat every plan of the evil one against each one of us. This was God’s agape love for us, till His last breath. Even today He is in our midst, still knocking our door; those who hear His voice and open the door, He is ready to come in and dine with.
Our God’s suffering, pain and sorrow should always be in our hearts. All our achievements in life are nothing compared to God’s grace for us. We have achieved everything in life only by His love and through His name. Thus, in all that we have and all that we do, we need to give glory to God alone. Our pride should never be on our wealth, our education, our job – these are all alms received from God. So let us give our Lord God the first place in our life and also the Praise of Thanks!
Let God bless each one of us through His Word.