Tag Archives: human imperfection

The Lord Our Righteousness; November 14, 2022


Jeremiah 33:16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness. This is the climax of what the Lord promised Jeremiah in … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 13, 2022


Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. Proverbs has a lot to say about parenting, and most of it isn’t currently popular or politically correct. This particular verse speaks directly … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; July 16, 2022


1 Samuel 2:1 Then Hannah prayed and said:“My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. God works with imperfect people and imperfect … Continue reading

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Ministers; May 29, 2022


1 Corinthians 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! There are all sorts of motives for becoming a Christian minister. To … 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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Sin and Grace; April 17, 2021


Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.” This whole story seems very weird … Continue reading

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Mad at God; October 14, 2020


Jonah 4:1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. It strikes me that Jonah is a fairly extreme example of God using imperfect human beings. As is common with us all, Jonah wanted to call the shots, to be … Continue reading

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Repentance; March 22, 2018


Hosea 6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.” On the face of it, the first three verses … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; September 9, 2017


Ezra 9:13 “What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved and have given us a remnant like this.” … Continue reading

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November 10, 2016


Acts 11:18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.” We have very little grasp of how imperfect the various characters of history, and … Continue reading

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