Sun April 22, 2018

Daily Manna

Daily Manna - Apr23


“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”(III Joh 2)

St. John blesses and greets a disciple called Gaius like this in an epistle and sends to him. Since John loved Gaius very much, for the sake of the love that he had for him, he greets like this. John, who had known that the soul of Gaius prospered for sure, he prays, “Likewise, you prosper in all other things-- in the worldly things, in health, in the family, in whatever things you put your hand and in the church.”

Jesus Christ has made everything for our body, soul and spirit perfect on the cross. Jesus says in John.10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” We see in Col.2:9,10, “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and you are complete in Him.”

The resurrected Lord Jesus Christ also greeted the woman who had come seeking Him to the tomb, saying, “Rejoice! (Matt.28:9).” To live and prosper in everything, firstly the soul should prosper. If we have sin in us, the soul does not prosper, it will only be sick. Firstly, the Lord has to heal the soul and make it prosper. Let us seek first God and His righteousness. Then all these things shall be added unto us. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. Amen.

Prayer: O Lord! You are the living God who gives all things richly for us to enjoy; Make my soul prosper. Then I will prosper in all things and be in health. Amen!