Category Archives: Christian

Respecting God; October 16, 2020


Malachi 1:14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my … Continue reading

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Cleansing; October 15, 2020


 Zechariah 13:1 “On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.” As the hymn says, “There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from … Continue reading

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Mad at God; October 14, 2020


Jonah 4:1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. It strikes me that Jonah is a fairly extreme example of God using imperfect human beings. As is common with us all, Jonah wanted to call the shots, to be … Continue reading

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Idols; October 13, 2020


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” This verse is underlined in both Japanese and English in my Bible, but I don’t really remember reading it. It is powerful indeed, particularly for … Continue reading

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Genuine Repentance; October 12. 2020


 Joel 2:12-13″‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to … Continue reading

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Wisdom; October 11, 2020


Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. It strikes me that this … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; October 10, 2020


Jeremiah 33:1-3 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it … Continue reading

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Trusting God; October 9, 2020


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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Music; October 8, 2020


Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. It’s interesting to identify the Scriptural sources of songs we’ve known from childhood. This obviously forms the basis of We Shall See … Continue reading

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Repentance; October 7, 2020


Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” This is at the same time … Continue reading

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