Tag Archives: depending on God

David’s Heart; September 7, 2022


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. This Psalm’s attribution is very simply, “A prayer of David,” with no special circumstances … Continue reading

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Focus on God; August 28, 2022


Psalm 63:6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. This Psalm speaks beautifully of the blessings of being in a situation where we are forced to depend on God. The preface … Continue reading

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Reliance; August 13, 2022


Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. I have liked this verse ever since I learned the little chorus that was made from it, along with … Continue reading

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Depending on God; August 9, 2022


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. The Japanese here gives a slightly different nuance that is worth noting. Where the NIV says “trust in You,” … Continue reading

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God’s Joy; July 30, 2022


Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This is a very famous phrase, rightly enough, but the Japanese translation flips the meaning in a way that is quite possible from the English, but … Continue reading

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Wisdom; April 20, 2022


Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. The Bible should always be read in context. This verse is the climax of a string of verses … Continue reading

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Hope; April 6, 2022


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. This well-known verse is obviously the reason this passage came up in this series on hope, but comparing the Japanese to the English … Continue reading

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Preaching; March 26, 2022


Psalm 119:43 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. This is the prayer of an honest preacher. Seminaries teach classes in preaching, and some people spend hours honing … Continue reading

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Believing Prayer; March 22, 2022


Psalm 62:5-6 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. A major part of what made David pleasing … Continue reading

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Guarantor; March 10, 2022


Job 17:3 “Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me? I chose this verse to write on because I’ve long been convinced that God never asks anything of us that He doesn’t … Continue reading

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