Tag Archives: hope

Restoration; May 12, 2022


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. This verse has been loved as a promise of restoration ever since it was recorded, but it … Continue reading

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Acknowledging God; May 10, 2022


Hosea 2:15 “There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out … Continue reading

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Waiting on God; May 8, 2022


Lamentations 3:25-26 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. I was struck with how many times the word … Continue reading

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Life; April 22, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope –even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! Solomon’s cynicism really bothers me at times. He is to me one of the most tragic figures in the … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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Parenting; April 7, 2022


Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. This verse really brings out the difficulties of Bible translation! The Japanese renders it as, “Discipline your child while there … Continue reading

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Hope; April 6, 2022


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. This well-known verse is obviously the reason this passage came up in this series on hope, but comparing the Japanese to the English … Continue reading

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Hiding Place; March 28, 2022


Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. “Refuge” isn’t inaccurate here, but I like the alternative term, “hiding place.” The world is a mess, and sometimes we feel like we … Continue reading

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Living Out our Hope; March 21, 2022


Psalm 52:9 I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints. It is interesting when the Psalms are … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 11, 2022


Job 19:25-26 “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.” This magnificent statement has naturally been … Continue reading

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