Tag Archives: God’s character

The Purpose of Trouble; November 25, 2019


Lamentations 3:31-33 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. … Continue reading

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Responding to Circumstances; March 7, 2018


Ezekiel 36:32 “I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!” God often had His prophets say things more than … Continue reading

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Patience; December 9, 2017


Isaiah 7:13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also?” Various English translations render this verse using “weary,” and the … Continue reading

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Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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March 31, 2017


Deuteronomy 4:39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. This is the definitive statement of monotheism. Many cultures balk at this. India is … Continue reading

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July 19, 2016


Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. It is very interesting that this Psalm of praise and exhortation to praise starts off with this … Continue reading

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July 6, 2015


Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Going between languages produces some interesting insights. The term the Japanese uses … Continue reading

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