Tag Archives: choices

Light; June 10, 2020


Proverbs 4:18-19 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them … Continue reading

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Consequences; May 15, 2020


Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. This is not a feel-good message! … Continue reading

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Choices; March 22, 2020


2 Thessalonians 2:10 They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. The Japanese translation of this verse has an interesting slant: “They did not receive the love of the truth [needed] to be saved.” God … Continue reading

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Salvation; February 3, 2020


Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. This chapter shows that Paul, too, labored under the burden of trying to understand the infinity of God, even though he, like us, was … Continue reading

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Abiding; January 12, 2020


John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Verse 32 is widely quoted, … Continue reading

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Impossible vs. God; December 22, 2019


Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” This is one of the fundamental truths of Scripture, yet we forget it in practice all too often. Three times … Continue reading

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Priorities; October 27, 2019


Proverbs 21:21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. It’s interesting to me how many verses in Proverbs bring to mind Jesus’ famous statement in Matthew 6:33. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; October 17, 2019


Proverbs 15:8-9 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. The Lord detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. This is very simple, logical advice for … Continue reading

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Panic and Depression; August 19, 2019


Psalm 77:12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. We don’t know what situation the Psalmist was encountering, but the first nine verses indicate it was severe enough to get him pretty depressed. His … Continue reading

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Practical Faith; August 14, 2019


Psalm 63:3-4 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. When we sing this verse we forget … Continue reading

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