Tag Archives: following God

Righteousness; October 5, 2022


Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. This is one of many ways that God’s rules are good for us. The devil tells us that God’s rules are to hem … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Salvation; October 1, 2022


Psalm 132:9, 16 “May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”“I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” This is presented as a prayer, and then God’s response. … Continue reading

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Light; September 14, 2022


Psalm 97:11-12 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. The turn of phrase in the Japanese grabbed my attention as I … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance; August 8, 2022


Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies– make straight your way before me. It’s interesting how word order in a sentence changes the feel of it, even when it doesn’t change the actual meaning. … Continue reading

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Purpose; June 10, 2022


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. It is no accident that the binding of my Bible is broken at this point, with … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; May 19, 2022


Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” The following two years of imprisonment in Caesarea were doubtless not … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; April 26, 2022


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” We only see the surface of what’s going on. During the centuries … Continue reading

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The Way of the Lord; April 3, 2022


Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. There is a seeming irony in this verse that is clarified only by the Gospel. It would … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance; December 26, 2021


Matthew 2:12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. This whole story is so extremely familiar that it’s hard to read it with any degree of … Continue reading

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Political Persecution; December 1, 2021


Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you. This Psalm seems very contemporary, because it describes political persecution. The fact that David endured so much of it shows that … Continue reading

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