Tag Archives: desires

Our Part and God’s Part; June 14, 2022


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to … Continue reading

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Priorities; April 9, 2022


Proverbs 24:27 Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. Priorities are an issue for everyone. Everyone has things they need to do, things they want to do, and things they have to do. … 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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Desires; November 4, 2021


James 4:2-3 You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. This issue on the face … Continue reading

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God’s Supply; December 4, 2020


Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. This verse is widely quoted, with a variety of motives. Sadly, one of those motives is self-centered greed, but it actually doesn’t … Continue reading

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Desires; May 2, 2020


1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. The Bible is so full of rich truth! It is like a deliciously rich dessert that is also nutritionally … 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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God’s Word in our Hearts; August 3, 2019


Psalm 40:8 “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” This is another Psalm that I am torn when it comes to writing on just a little bit of it. There are several … Continue reading

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Christ is All; April 7, 2019


1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. It all boils down to Christ being everything. That should be no … Continue reading

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What We Need; July 20, 2018


John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” … Continue reading

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