Tag Archives: God’s character

The Zeal of the Lord; July 13, 2021


Isaiah 37:32 For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. This phrase, “the zeal of the Lord,” appears repeatedly in Isaiah, most … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God Cares; June 21, 2021


Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. To be honest, I had forgotten that this was in the Old Testament. I just had Peter’s expression of this … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God-Centered Prayer; May 25, 2021


2 Kings 19:19 “Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” Hezekiah’s prayer was spot-on. He acknowledged the track record of his opponent, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anxiety; January 6, 2021


1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. This was one of the first Scriptures I memorized as a child, but it is still a very good one to meditate on. I like the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miracles; May 28, 2020


2 Kings 20:6 “‘I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment