Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

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

Regulations; September 17, 2020


Numbers 6:27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” In reading the English I was struck by the expression, “put My name on,” but then when I read the Japanese, I discovered that … Continue reading

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The Description of God; September 16, 2020


Exodus 34:6-7 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does … Continue reading

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God’s Ways; September 15, 2020


Exodus 33:13 “If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” Here we have the heart of a leader pleasing … Continue reading

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Giving; September 14, 2020


Genesis 33:11 “Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.” And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it. This story tells us all sorts of things about … Continue reading

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God’s Feelings; September 13, 2020


Genesis 6:6 The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. Some would insist that it’s just anthropomorphic fiction, but the Bible says many times that God has feelings. Anthropomorphism … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; September 12, 2020


Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. This is so absolutely … Continue reading

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Legacy; September 11, 2020


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. We speak of a person’s legacy, and as we get older we are concerned as to what our own will be. … Continue reading

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Peter; September 10, 2020


1 Peter 2:24-25 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but … Continue reading

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Prayer for Healing; September 9, 2020


James 5:14-15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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