Tag Archives: honesty

Integrity; January 28, 2021


Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. This verse seems singularly appropriate right now. There’s nothing wrong with the English translation, but the Japanese here gives fresh insight: “The … Continue reading

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Absolute Honesty; January 17, 2021


Leviticus 19:11-12 “‘Do not steal. “‘Do not lie. “‘Do not deceive one another. “‘Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.’” Much of Leviticus is detailed rules of all … Continue reading

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Hearing God; October 5, 2020


Proverbs 3:32 For the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. Some people say they want to hear from God, and others insist that claiming to hear from God is a sign of mental illness. … Continue reading

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Loneliness; September 24, 2020


Psalm 25:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. It is very interesting to have this right after the magnificent statements of faith in the first 15 verses. This demonstrates both that David … Continue reading

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Failures; May 4, 2020


1 John 3:19-20 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he … Continue reading

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Handling Money; February 20, 2020


2 Corinthians 8:21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. In various places the Bible talks about not fearing people and their … Continue reading

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Lies vs. Truth; December 26, 2019


Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” This is a verse … Continue reading

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The Simple Life; October 30, 2019


Proverbs 29:6 An evil man is snared by his own sin, but a righteous one can sing and be glad. The longer I live, the more aware I am of the truth of this verse. When you live in honest, … Continue reading

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Deception; September 30, 2019


Psalm 138:6 Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. It just struck me, reading the Japanese for this verse, that the second half could be expressed, “He sees through … Continue reading

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The Character of God; September 6, 2019


Psalm 106:47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. This whole Psalm is an extended confession of the sins of the … Continue reading

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