Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

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

Yeshua the Messiah; June 21, 2020


Isaiah 53:5-6 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of … Continue reading

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Language; June 20, 2020


Isaiah 38:16-17 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Comparing different Bible translations, … Continue reading

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Last Days; June 19, 2020


Isaiah 30:28 He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit that leads them astray. This is certainly not a verse I had underlined previously! We like to overlook the … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 18, 2020


Isaiah 19:22 The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them. This prophecy is very interesting in light … Continue reading

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Serving God; June 17, 2020


Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” I have lost track of how many messages I’ve heard preached … Continue reading

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Beauty; June 16, 2020


Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. This is a very famous snippet of Scripture, made into a well-loved song, but the Japanese translation puts a different slant on it. It says, “Everything God does is beautiful … Continue reading

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Self-control; June 15, 2020


Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. The overall impact is the same, but it’s interesting to see that the Japanese renders this verse as, “He … Continue reading

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Good News; June 14, 2020


Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. This verse rings true right now precisely because the converse is true: bad news tears us down. Last night a TV show … Continue reading

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What God Wants; June 13, 2020


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. This verse doesn’t necessarily click for us today because we don’t practice sacrificing animals to God, but the modern equivalent would be … Continue reading

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Parenting; June 12, 2020


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. This verse is heartily despised by many today, and we are seeing the results in society all around us. Physical … Continue reading

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