Tag Archives: faith

Justice; July 2, 2020


Ezekiel 34:16 “I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.” God … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Blessings; June 29, 2020


Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” There is a lot in this verse. In the first place, it brings to mind Jesus’ instructions to ask, … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; June 28, 2020


Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this. Believers throughout history have said, “How long, Lord?” Even in Revelation … Continue reading

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Prophecy; June 26, 2020


Jeremiah 14:14 Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions … Continue reading

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Pastors; June 24, 2020


Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. The Bible mentions bad shepherds and false prophets in quite a few places, so it is actually very comforting to … Continue reading

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Beauty; June 16, 2020


Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. This is a very famous snippet of Scripture, made into a well-loved song, but the Japanese translation puts a different slant on it. It says, “Everything God does is beautiful … Continue reading

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Good News; June 14, 2020


Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. This verse rings true right now precisely because the converse is true: bad news tears us down. Last night a TV show … Continue reading

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Trouble; June 2, 2020


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Health; June 1, 2020


Psalm 6:8-9 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. The first thing that strikes me here, comparing the Japanese … Continue reading

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Receiving God’s Blessings; May 27, 2020


2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure … Continue reading

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