Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

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

Things God Hates; December 13, 2019


Zechariah 8:16-17 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I … Continue reading

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God’s Time Frame; December 12, 2019


Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” I can’t off … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy; December 11, 2019


Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This is a dearly loved verse, set … Continue reading

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Jonah; December 10, 2019


Jonah 4:3-4 “Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?” Jonah is famous for the miraculous circumstance of his … Continue reading

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Seeking God; December 9, 2019


Amos 5:4, 14 This is what the Lord says to Israel: “Seek me and live” Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. The Lord … Continue reading

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Repentance; December 8, 2019


Joel 2:13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. This is a good counterpoint to … Continue reading

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Words; December 7, 2019


Hosea 14:2 Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.” The Bible talks many times about how words alone … Continue reading

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