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Morning Devotions; March 16, 2023


Psalms 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Probably ever since the Garden of Eden people have discovered or realized that it’s a good … Continue reading

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Being Still; March 5, 2023


Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” I can’t read this verse without thinking of the musical setting Evie Karlsson put it to, which I have translated into Japanese. It is a very … Continue reading

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Faith; March 2, 2023


Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. As Paul realized, this is one of the most important verses in the Old Testament. Long before the Law was given through Moses, the Lord sought … Continue reading

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In Step with the Spirit; February 3, 2023


Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. When everything but the list of the sins of the flesh is underlined in my Bible in both languages, from verse 13 through the … Continue reading

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The Bible; January 23, 2023


Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Some Christians, sadly enough, ignore the Old Testament, when there are … Continue reading

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God’s Truth; January 3, 2023


Luke 8:10He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,“‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’” This is … Continue reading

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Confirmations; December 28, 2022


Matt 2:10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. In the Christmas story we often talk about the faith of Mary and of Joseph, but when you think about it, the Magi also had exemplary faith. There is no … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; December 12. 2022


Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” I think I probably write on this verse every time our readings cover it, because it is just that impressive. It … Continue reading

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The Word of the Lord; December 3, 2022


Psalms 89:26 “He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’” Passages like this naturally stoked the Jews’ expectation of a strictly human Messiah, but the Pharisees still took strong exception to Jesus … Continue reading

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Jeremiah; November 10, 2022


Jeremiah 15:16 When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. I don’t envy Jeremiah. He was a great prophet of God, yet his life … Continue reading

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