Tag Archives: honesty

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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Witnessing; August 15, 2019


Psalm 66:16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. In reading this Psalm just now it strikes me that the Psalmist isn’t just talking about good stuff God has … Continue reading

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Rest; August 13, 2019


Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. This verse is echoed in verse five, just changing “hope” for “salvation.” However, the Japanese translation puts a very different slant on them both. It says, … Continue reading

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Confession; July 29, 2019


Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”— and you forgave the guilt of my sin. This Psalm has several dearly-loved passages … Continue reading

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Truth; March 1, 2019


John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the … Continue reading

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Truth and Honesty; January 17, 2019


Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded … Continue reading

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