Monthly Archives: June 2011


Isaiah 48:17 This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. It amazes … Continue reading

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June 17, 2011


Isaiah 30:20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. A major problem with being a disciple of Jesus … Continue reading

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June 16, 2011


Isaiah 28:26 His God instructs him and teaches him the right way. The fact of the matter is, God guides and teaches all who are ready to listen and learn. A lot of people don’t seem to understand or believe … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011


Isaiah 28:12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”– but they would not listen. God is not mean. So many people have such trouble believing that! We … Continue reading

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June 14, 2011


Isaiah 2:3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his … Continue reading

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June 13, 2011


Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. To me the Japanese is stronger than the NIV here, saying “exercise your will,” rather that “apply your heart.” It may be a small difference, but … Continue reading

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June 12, 2011


Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Much has been made of this verse by various good teachers, but reading it in two languages just … Continue reading

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June 11, 2011


Proverbs 16:21, 24 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. There’s more than one way to say almost anything. Our choice … Continue reading

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June 10, 2011


Proverbs 15:10 Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die. This is the other side of “The Lord disciplines those He loves.” (Proverbs 3:12) Discipline must be received for it to be effective. When … Continue reading

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June 9, 2011


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. It would be hard to find a verse in the Bible that is more ignored or explicitly denied than this … Continue reading

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