Tag Archives: fearing God

Salvation for the Nations; November 10, 2019


Isaiah 56:6-7 “And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to serve him, to love the name of the Lord, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant– these … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility; October 23, 2019


Proverbs 19:3 A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord. This is so common! Time and time again I have seen people who were mad at God, not recognizing that it was their own … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; October 19, 2019


Proverbs 16:6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil. This fallen world is certainly steeped in sin of all sorts. However, God has an answer for that. Of course … Continue reading

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Love and Hate; October 10, 2019


Proverbs 8:13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Reading the benefits of wisdom that follow this, it would seem almost automatic that people would desire and seek wisdom, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Authority; September 28, 2019


Psalm 130:3-4 If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. This anonymous Psalm is deeply insightful. In the first place, it is fully aware … Continue reading

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Discipleship; August 22, 2019


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. Reading this Psalm from the start I was blessed by several verses, but when … Continue reading

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Hubris; August 1, 2019


Psalm 36:1-2 An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. A … Continue reading

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Guidance; July 26, 2019


Psalm 25:12 Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. Where the NIV says, “the way chosen for him,” the Japanese says, “the way he should choose.” That difference … Continue reading

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Sanctuary; July 22, 2019


Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Two things strike me about this verse. One is a sharp difference in translation between the English and the Japanese here. Where English translations are pretty thoroughly … Continue reading

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Worship; July 14, 2019


2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the … Continue reading

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