Tag Archives: hubris

Depending on God; August 9, 2022


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. The Japanese here gives a slightly different nuance that is worth noting. Where the NIV says “trust in You,” … Continue reading

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God’s Joy; July 30, 2022


Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This is a very famous phrase, rightly enough, but the Japanese translation flips the meaning in a way that is quite possible from the English, but … Continue reading

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Knowing God; April 24, 2022


Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. The verses … 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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Knowledge; March 7, 2022


Job 11:7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God?Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” Zophar is now the third of Job’s friends to speak, but he too speaks only rhetorical questions, platitudes, and truisms, all couched in terms … Continue reading

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Hubris; December 8, 2021


Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. For once the NIV, along with the footnote alternate translation, gives more insight … Continue reading

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Miracles; May 26, 2021


2 Kings 20:11 Then the prophet Isaiah called upon the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz. There are many places in the Bible where miracles … Continue reading

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Leadership; May 6, 2021


1 Samuel 12:23 “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.” As I said in … Continue reading

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Depending on God; December 8, 2020


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. I … Continue reading

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Pride; August 16, 2020


Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” This doesn’t specify whether Peter was present at this particular time, but he certainly got the message, because he wrote, “All of … Continue reading

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