Tag Archives: choices

Faithfulness; July 28, 2021


Daniel 6:20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” We often don’t … Continue reading

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Seeking God; July 21, 2021


Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah was tasked by God with bringing messages of condemnation and destruction and also incredible and glorious hope. This verse brings to mind … Continue reading

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Choices; July 6, 2021


Proverbs 28:9, 14 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble. These two verses present very contrasting … Continue reading

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Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Seeking God; June 16, 2021


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. This Psalm is loaded with familiar, dearly loved passages, many of which have been set to music. However, I think this verse is what … Continue reading

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Government; May 5, 2021


1 Samuel 8:19-20 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before … Continue reading

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Loving God; March 5, 2021


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” The Japanese here goes with the more traditional, “the love of many,” but I … Continue reading

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Words; January 30, 2021


Proverbs 18:20-21 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. … Continue reading

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Integrity; January 28, 2021


Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. This verse seems singularly appropriate right now. There’s nothing wrong with the English translation, but the Japanese here gives fresh insight: “The … Continue reading

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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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