Tag Archives: commitment

The Creator; November 22, 2022


Zechariah 10:1 Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone. There are various points in the Bible … Continue reading

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Commitment to God; November 11, 2022


Jeremiah 30:21 “I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ declares the Lord. This Word of the Lord is specifically in relation to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; September 25, 2022


Psalm 119:5-6 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I’m not sure I had noticed before that the Psalmist is confessing that his … Continue reading

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Seeking God; August 15, 2022


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Once again I see the benefit of reading the Bible in more than one language. Instead of saying, “My heart says of you,” the … Continue reading

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Living Hope; July 6, 2022


1 Peter 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into … Continue reading

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A Faithful Workman; June 27, 2022


2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. This verse is often quoted to young ministers, seeking … Continue reading

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Living for Jesus; June 5, 2022


2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. This whole passage is so rich, with verse after verse that … Continue reading

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Ministers; May 29, 2022


1 Corinthians 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! There are all sorts of motives for becoming a Christian minister. To … Continue reading

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Japan; April 25, 2022


Isaiah 42:4 “In his law the islands will put their hope.” One of the many reasons Isaiah is my favorite book of the Old Testament is its many references to islands. Being born, raised, and called to minister in Japan, … Continue reading

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Commitment; February 28, 2022


It is perhaps important to note that from here, the theme of the readings is Hope, changing from the previous theme of Gratitude. Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. … Continue reading

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