Tag Archives: discipline

Suffering; July 17, 2021


Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; May 13, 2021


1 Kings 8:46 “When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–…” Solomon really doubles down on the subject of repentance. Paul was hardly being original when he wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short … Continue reading

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Stewardship of Abilities; April 30, 2021


Judges 13:8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “O Lord, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” To be … Continue reading

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Different Harvests; March 20, 2021


Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. There are all kinds of harvests, because there are all … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 30, 2020


Romans 4:4-5 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited … Continue reading

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Attitude; September 27, 2020


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 prayer of David is one of the most fundamental in the whole Bible. … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; September 23, 2020


Job 33:29-30 “God does all these things to a man– twice, even three times– to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him.” Elihu is a very interesting character in Job, because … Continue reading

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Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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Parenting; June 12, 2020


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. This verse is heartily despised by many today, and we are seeing the results in society all around us. Physical … Continue reading

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Consequences; June 4, 2020


Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. When I started reading this Psalm I thought that David was patting himself on the back here, but then as I … Continue reading

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