Tag Archives: belonging

Isolation; June 22, 2021


Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Verses six and seven indicate that David was already king when … 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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Identity; November 13, 2019


Isaiah 63:16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. This verse would seem to be one of particular … Continue reading

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Rejection and Acceptance; February 8, 2019


John 1:10-11 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Everyone has a deep … Continue reading

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Identity; October 20, 2018


Galatians 3:7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. This was an earth-shaking statement back in the 1st Century, and it still is to Jews today. Their whole identity, then and now, was/is wrapped up in physical … Continue reading

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Belonging; February 6, 2018


Isaiah 63:16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. Everyone has a fundamental need to be acknowledged, to … Continue reading

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June 6, 2015


Romans 12:4-5 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014


John 10:26-27 “But you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. Ah, the little matter, the huge issue, of who we belong to. This is … Continue reading

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May 23, 2013


Hebrews 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on … Continue reading

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