Tag Archives: distractions

The Glory of God; January 20, 2023


Romans 5:2 And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Doing this bilingually can get awkward at times, because Greek has no punctuation, and the sentence structure is often very different between the English and Japanese translations. … Continue reading

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The Sabbath; November 2, 2022


Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by … Continue reading

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Seeking God; September 18, 2022


Psalm 105:2-4 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face … Continue reading

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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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Recognizing God; September 2, 2022


Psalm 68:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Several parts of this Psalm have been set to music, but as famous as this verse is, I don’t off hand know a musical … Continue reading

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People of God; August 25, 2022


Psalm 47:9 The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted. Passages like this are scattered throughout the Old Testament, but are … Continue reading

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Focus; August 14, 2022


Psalms 21:13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might. As came out yesterday, this Psalm seems like one written by a court poet for the benefit of King David, rather than one written … Continue reading

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Physical Stewardship; August 7, 2022


Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. This is a very important declaration of faith, particularly with the current increase in sleep disorders. Sleep has been an … Continue reading

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Accountability; August 4, 2022


Job 22:21-22 “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. As came out yesterday, the problem with Job’s … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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