Tag Archives: blessing

Blessing Others; June 15, 2021


Psalms 20:1-2 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. It’s interesting that this … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; June 9, 2021


Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. We are often very slow to realize that blessing others results in our blessing. Here, … Continue reading

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Words; May 1, 2021


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” Eli’s words to Hannah were very simple, but because he was the priest, Hannah received them as from … Continue reading

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God’s Agents; January 11, 2021


Rev 1:4-5 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus … Continue reading

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Humility; January 10, 2021


Jude 1:1-2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Every … Continue reading

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Love and Endurance; December 10, 2020


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. Paul has already expressed a very kind and and tender prayer of blessing in the last two verses of the previous chapter, and here he … Continue reading

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Jealousy; October 23, 2020


Acts 13:45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. The Japanese describes the actions of the Jews here a little more graphically than the NIV: “They cursed him … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 17, 2020


Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I was struck just now by the fact that Luke used the word, grace, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Miracles; May 28, 2020


2 Kings 20:6 “‘I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of … Continue reading

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Benediction; March 20, 2020


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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