Tag Archives: assurance

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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Human Weakness; August 12, 2021


Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Every time I read this passage I remember an experiment that was done in the early days of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Authority; August 6, 2021


Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” This is a famous story, but do we really … Continue reading

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Response to Crisis; July 11, 2021


Isaiah 37:1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. King Hezekiah lived in pretty terrible times, but he was definitely one of the better kings of … Continue reading

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Boldness; June 13, 2021


Psalms 6:8-9 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. We don’t know what gave David this assurance that he … Continue reading

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Power; April 28, 2021


Judges 6:16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” The story of Gideon brings to mind Paul’s experience with his “thorn in the flesh,” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) in that it … Continue reading

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Bold Prayer; April 18, 2021


Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” This is a very interesting story. We don’t even know the name of this servant/slave, though it’s … Continue reading

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The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Humility and Assurance; January 14, 2021


Genesis 41:16 “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Here we have the key to all of Joseph’s success. His past successes in interpreting dreams could easily have gone to his … Continue reading

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