Category Archives: Christian

Seeking God; August 15, 2022


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Once again I see the benefit of reading the Bible in more than one language. Instead of saying, “My heart says of you,” the … Continue reading

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Focus; August 14, 2022


Psalms 21:13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might. As came out yesterday, this Psalm seems like one written by a court poet for the benefit of King David, rather than one written … Continue reading

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Reliance; August 13, 2022


Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. I have liked this verse ever since I learned the little chorus that was made from it, along with … Continue reading

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Words; August 12, 2022


Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. It is very difficult to choose just one part of this Psalm to write … Continue reading

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Values and Priorities; August 11, 2022


Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” This Psalm is special to me because verse six was a favorite of my father and his father before him, verse … Continue reading

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The Activities of Fools; August 10, 2022


Psalm 14:4 Will evildoers never learn– those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the Lord? I somewhat stole my own thunder yesterday by quoting the content of verse one, (even though I … Continue reading

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Depending on God; August 9, 2022


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. The Japanese here gives a slightly different nuance that is worth noting. Where the NIV says “trust in You,” … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance; August 8, 2022


Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me. It’s interesting how word order in a sentence changes the feel of it, even when it doesn’t change the actual meaning. … Continue reading

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Physical Stewardship; August 7, 2022


Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. This is a very important declaration of faith, particularly with the current increase in sleep disorders. Sleep has been an … Continue reading

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Infinite God; August 6, 2022


Psalm 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. This verse captures some of the complexity of fallible, finite creatures like us relating to an infinite, perfectly holy God. He doesn’t need us, but we can serve Him … Continue reading

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