Tag Archives: death

Righteousness and Peace; November 2, 2020


Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life … Continue reading

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Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Prophet; September 19. 2020


2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” Two … Continue reading

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Grief; September 18, 2020


2 Samuel 12:22-23 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ But now that he is dead, why should I … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; June 28, 2020


Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this. Believers throughout history have said, “How long, Lord?” Even in Revelation … Continue reading

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Fear; May 6, 2020


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. This would seem to be a very timely … Continue reading

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Outcomes; April 24, 2020


Hebrews 13:7-8 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. There is so much good … Continue reading

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Death; April 11, 2020


John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. A great deal has been written and spoken about this verse, including by me, but the … Continue reading

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Conquerors; February 2, 2020


Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8 is my wife’s favorite chapter in the whole Bible, and very understandably so. This last section is like a lawyer, building … Continue reading

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Loving Life; January 17, 2020


John 12:24-25 “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose … Continue reading

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