Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.

Repentance; July 29, 2021


Daniel 9:9-10 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. This chapter is … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; July 28, 2021


Daniel 6:20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” We often don’t … Continue reading

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The Politics of Envy; July 27, 2021


Daniel 6:5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Politics and envy haven’t changed throughout human history. This story … Continue reading

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Obeying God; July 26, 2021


Jeremiah 42:20 “You made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the Lord your God and said, ‘Pray to the Lord our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.’” It’s dangerous to ask … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 25, 2021


Jeremiah 42:6 “Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God.” It is amazing … Continue reading

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Relationship with God; July 24, 2021


Jeremiah 37:3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the Lord our God for us.” This little detail is both very human … Continue reading

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God’s Omnipotence; July 23, 2021


Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” I have always loved how God quoted Jeremiah’s own words from verse 17 back to him here. God had told Jeremiah in some … Continue reading

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Fulfillment of Prophecy; July 22, 2021


Jeremiah 31:9 “They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is … Continue reading

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Seeking God; July 21, 2021


Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah was tasked by God with bringing messages of condemnation and destruction and also incredible and glorious hope. This verse brings to mind … Continue reading

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Consequences; July 20, 2021


Jeremiah 7:19 “But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?” This whole passage is very interesting. Verse 16 is the rather infamous command to Jeremiah not to … Continue reading

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