Tag Archives: emotions

Good Judgment; August 21, 2020


John 7:24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” At first glance this might seem like a pronouncement of “Mister Obviousman,” but the thing is, this is something we all have problems with, often without realizing it. … Continue reading

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Forgiving; July 31, 2020


Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” This is a very interesting incident. It’s the only place I can recall where someone else’ faith was credited for forgiveness. We don’t … Continue reading

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Anger; July 28, 2020


Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. Just the other day … Continue reading

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Commitment; July 11, 2020


Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Just reading Matthew you might think this was Jesus’ first encounter with these men, but John … Continue reading

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Emotions; July 17, 2019


Ezra 3:13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away. Intense emotions overlap. Actually, the weeping of the … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 15, 2019


1 Peter 5:10-11 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the … Continue reading

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Emotions and Health; January 10, 2018


Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. There are various passages in the Bible that speak of how interconnected we are emotionally and physically. Speaking of an illness as … Continue reading

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Prayer and Intercession; December 17, 2017


Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. This verse is a promise of the highest order. It should be a source of immense … Continue reading

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Honesty; November 10, 2017


Psalm 78:36-37 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Human beings have a remarkable capacity for putting on … Continue reading

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Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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