Tag Archives: hope

Grief; September 18, 2020


2 Samuel 12:22-23 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ But now that he is dead, why should I … Continue reading

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Trouble; June 2, 2020


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Examples; March 25, 2020


1 Timothy 1:15-17 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 16, 2020


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. This verse should settle the perennial “faith vs. … Continue reading

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Prayer; February 9, 2020


Romans 15:30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Probably countless “missionary prayer letters” have quoted this verse. In … Continue reading

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Suffering; February 1, 2020


Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts … Continue reading

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Faith and Hope; December 20, 2019


Matthew 12:21 “In his name the nations will put their hope.” It is significant that Matthew, who wrote his Gospel for Jews, probably in Aramaic, included this quote from Isaiah. Where the NIV says “nations,” the Japanese is even more … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope; December 6, 2019


Hosea 12:6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. This is yet another of the many passages that seem they would be better translated as “wait in hope,” or “wait … Continue reading

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Heroes; October 4, 2019


Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, After two verses of introductory praise to God, this anonymous Psalm focuses on the contrast between depending on people, putting … Continue reading

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Waiting Expectantly; September 23, 2019


Psalm 119:147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. I keep running into what I consider a deficiency in most English Bibles in how they translate what seems to be a … Continue reading

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