Tag Archives: humility

Prophecy; December 2, 2022


Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” This is one of several places in … Continue reading

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Response to God’s Word; November 8, 2022


Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the Lordyou who tremble at his word:“Your brothers who hate you,and exclude you because of my name, have said,‘Let the Lord be glorified,that we may see your joy!’Yet they will be put to shame.” … Continue reading

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Repentance; October 7, 2022


Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. The NIV attempted to put this into modern cultural context by saying “making amends,” but the Japanese sticks with the original by saying “making … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Salvation; October 1, 2022


Psalm 132:9, 16 “May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”“I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” This is presented as a prayer, and then God’s response. … Continue reading

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Companions; September 26, 2022


Psalm 119:79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. I chose this verse from reading it in the NIV, but then I read it in Japanese and noticed an interesting distinction: where the NIV … Continue reading

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Evangelism; September 13, 2022


Psalm 96:3-5 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are … Continue reading

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Emergency Prayers; September 3, 2022


Psalm 70:5 Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. This whole Psalm, though brief, isn’t quite as short as Nehemiah’s “telegram prayer” mentioned … Continue reading

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Heart Attitude; August 31, 2022


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened This little verse in an anonymous Psalm expresses an important truth. Everyone sins, but how we respond to those sins, our attitude toward them, … Continue reading

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The Activities of Fools; August 10, 2022


Psalm 14:4 Will evildoers never learn– those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the Lord? I somewhat stole my own thunder yesterday by quoting the content of verse one, (even though I … Continue reading

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Deception; June 24, 2022


1 Timothy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Once again I’m presented with a chapter in which every verse is underlined, because it’s … Continue reading

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