Tag Archives: freedom

Freedom; October 2, 2020


Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. I don’t know the Hebrew, but I like both the NIV and the Japanese translations of this verse! The first half is identical, … Continue reading

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Regulations; September 17, 2020


Numbers 6:27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” In reading the English I was struck by the expression, “put My name on,” but then when I read the Japanese, I discovered 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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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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Kingdom Authority; April 8, 2020


John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” A weakness of every Japanese translation … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 7, 2019


Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. When I get to this part of the Bible … Continue reading

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Boundaries; September 16, 2019


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. This verse expresses a truth that many people have trouble grasping, because the devil and our flesh regularly say the opposite: God’s rules aren’t restrictive, … Continue reading

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Government; July 11, 2019


1 Kings 10:9 “Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and … Continue reading

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RIP; June 21, 2019


Revelation 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Thinking … Continue reading

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Persecution; June 7, 2019


2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. In the West, the minute we taste persecution we tend to think, “I didn’t sign up for this.” Yes, we did, … Continue reading

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