Tag Archives: humility

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; October 7, 2020


Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” This is at the same time … Continue reading

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Pride of Accomplishment; October 6, 2020


Isaiah 26:12 Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. Isaiah was not only an anointed prophet, he was also an anointed poet. The first 13 verses of this chapter have so … Continue reading

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Hearing God; October 5, 2020


Proverbs 3:32 For the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. Some people say they want to hear from God, and others insist that claiming to hear from God is a sign of mental illness. … Continue reading

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Regulations; September 17, 2020


Numbers 6:27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” In reading the English I was struck by the expression, “put My name on,” but then when I read the Japanese, I discovered that … Continue reading

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God’s Feelings; September 13, 2020


Genesis 6:6 The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. Some would insist that it’s just anthropomorphic fiction, but the Bible says many times that God has feelings. Anthropomorphism … Continue reading

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Peter; September 10, 2020


1 Peter 2:24-25 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but … Continue reading

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Spiritual Vision; August 24, 2020


John 9:41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” This issue is enormously important, and it trips up countless people. We don’t like … 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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Salvation by Grace; August 1, 2020


Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This is an enormously important statement on the part … Continue reading

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