Tag Archives: hope

The Glory of God; January 20, 2023


Romans 5:2 And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Doing this bilingually can get awkward at times, because Greek has no punctuation, and the sentence structure is often very different between the English and Japanese translations. … Continue reading

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

Fake News; November 27, 2022


Matthew 28:15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day. This little section of five verses, sandwiched between Jesus’ resurrection and the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hope; November 21, 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. It seems like I write on this verse every time we hit this chapter in reading. However, … Continue reading

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

God’s Encouragement; October 23, 2022


Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save … Continue reading

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

Waiting in Hope; October 21, 2022


Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say,“Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Yesterday I wrote … Continue reading

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

Salvation; October 19, 2022


Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. This brief chapter is one of my favorite in the whole Bible, and this verse has resonated in my heart ever since I heard Andrae Crouch quote … Continue reading

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

Eternal Perspective; October 14, 2022


Ecclesiastes 5:19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work–this is a gift of God. Solomon had wisdom in a sense, but I … Continue reading

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

Tears Before Joy; September 30, 2022


Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. This is a justly famous passage, and it … Continue reading

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

Light; September 14, 2022


Psalm 97:11-12 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. The turn of phrase in the Japanese grabbed my attention as I … Continue reading

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

Redemption; August 18, 2022


Psalm 31:5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth. The first half of this is famous as one of the last things Jesus spoke from the cross, (Luke 23:46) but where the … Continue reading

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