Tag Archives: anger

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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Opposition; August 2, 2020


Mark 3:5-6 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and … Continue reading

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Anger; July 28, 2020


Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. Just the other day … 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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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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Troubles; August 1, 2018


John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I probably quote this verse more than any other, … Continue reading

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Response to Evil; June 1, 2018


Mark 3:5 He looked round at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Two things stand out to me … Continue reading

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The Lessons God Provides; April 11, 2018


Jonah 4: 6, 7, 8 The Lord (God) provided … The turn of phrase in this chapter is very instructive. We think of God providing things we want, but we don’t think of Him providing things we don’t want. Providing … Continue reading

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Peace; January 28, 2018


Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” This brief verse says a great deal about the state of the world today. The Japanese makes it clear that this is talking about inner peace, rather than … Continue reading

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Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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