Tag Archives: assurance

Depending on God Alone; May 3, 2022


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. From verse five on, this passage is one powerful verse after another. I have long … Continue reading

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Time; March 9, 2022


Job 14:14 If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. Reading the English, I saw that there was a footnote on “renewal” that said it … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness; February 15, 2022


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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Response to Suffering; February 12, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. The Japanese and the NIV reverse the order of the elements … Continue reading

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Credentials; January 28, 2022


2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a … Continue reading

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Trusting God; December 19, 2021


Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. This particular declaration is found multiple times in Psalms, and was obviously a standard, and frequent, part of worship. Here it is used as an … Continue reading

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Political Persecution; December 1, 2021


Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you. This Psalm seems very contemporary, because it describes political persecution. The fact that David endured so much of it shows that … Continue reading

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Hearing from God; November 29, 2021


Psalm 28:6 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. It’s interesting to be struck by a verse that I had not underlined before! What strikes me is the shift, from pleading to be heard … Continue reading

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God’s Supply; October 7, 2021


Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? It’s very easy to understand why this is my wife’s favorite … Continue reading

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Authority; September 5, 2021


Luke 22:25-26 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be … Continue reading

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