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Listening to God; September 6, 2022


Psalm 85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints– but let them not return to folly. This verse starts with an extremely wise position: listening to God. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Spiritual Children; June 18, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Hope; March 1, 2022


2 Kings 4:28 “Did I ask you for a son, my lord?” she said. “Didn’t I tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes’?” Hope can be a strange thing. Not everything we hope for is fulfilled, and that failure can be … Continue reading

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Childlike Faith; September 3, 2021


Luke 18:17 “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” This is a famous statement by Jesus, but the question arises, how does a child receive … Continue reading

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Parenting; May 2, 2021


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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Growth; February 11, 2021


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” For once I prefer the NIV here to the Japanese. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Generations; October 20, 2019


Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. For whatever reason, this verse jumped out at me yesterday when I just glanced at today’s reading. Having some myself, I can … Continue reading

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Children and Fruit; January 21, 2019


Matthew 3:8-10 “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax … Continue reading

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Parenting; November 18, 2018


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Little Children; May 18, 2018


Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Thinking about it, Jesus had no children of his own, but children evidently liked … Continue reading

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