Tag Archives: faithfulness

Sincerity; July 6, 2020


Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” Verses 1-3 of this chapter actually sound very good, and verse three has been set to music in Japanese in a worship chorus that … Continue reading

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God’s Rules; July 4, 2020


Daniel 1:15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. Here we have a clear example of the practicality of God’s rules. There was … Continue reading

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Talking about God; June 30, 2020


Jeremiah 51:10 “The Lord has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the Lord our God has done.” It is always a good idea to talk about what God has done. It doesn’t have to be something as … 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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Walking in the Truth; May 10, 2020


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Every time I read 3 John this verse jumps out at me because it is so true in my own life, … Continue reading

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Freedom; April 30, 2020


1 Peter 2:16-17 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. The Bible … Continue reading

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Outcomes; April 24, 2020


Hebrews 13:7-8 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. There is so much good … Continue reading

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Rewards; April 21, 2020


Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Many years ago I wrote a bit of doggerel: “Satan … Continue reading

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Succession; March 31, 2020


2 Timothy 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified … Continue reading

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Conceit; February 5, 2020


Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! I have always loved this doxology, both the parts set to music and the whole … Continue reading

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