Tag Archives: depending on God

Faithfulness; October 4, 2020


Psalm 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. I was attracted to this part of the Psalm, but when I went to type in the Japanese it was missing! Then I … 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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Trusting God; September 22, 2020


Ezra 8:22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Vision; August 24, 2020


John 9:41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” This issue is enormously important, and it trips up countless people. We don’t like … Continue reading

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Praising God; June 27, 2020


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. I was quite torn in deciding what to write on. The 10 verses of today’s … Continue reading

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Dependence on God; June 3, 2020


Psalm 38:15 I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God. Sometimes I think David had a spiritual advantage in not having the things we depend on, like modern medicine, so he was forced to depend … Continue reading

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A Supernatural God; May 25, 2020


1 Samuel 6:1-2 When the ark of the Lord had been in Philistine territory seven months, the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how … Continue reading

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Standards; December 30, 2019


Luke 6:31, 36 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” These two verses reference two different standards, one subjective and one absolute. We refer to the first as … 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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Waiting Expectantly; September 23, 2019


Psalm 119:147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. I keep running into what I consider a deficiency in most English Bibles in how they translate what seems to be a … Continue reading

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