Tag Archives: humility

Response to Trials; November 6, 2019


Isaiah 38:17 Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. This revelation that Hezekiah had was perhaps the major purpose of God allowing him to have this experience. Anyone in a position such as king is tempted … Continue reading

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God’s Love and Man’s Pride; November 4, 2019


Isaiah 5:15-16 So man will be brought low and mankind humbled, the eyes of the arrogant humbled. But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness. When we … Continue reading

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Continuing Education; October 24, 2019


Proverbs 19:27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. One of the essential keys to a good life is to keep learning. We see both extremes: people who decide they’ve got it … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility; October 23, 2019


Proverbs 19:3 A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord. This is so common! Time and time again I have seen people who were mad at God, not recognizing that it was their own … Continue reading

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Mocking; October 16, 2019


Proverbs 14:6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. Proverbs frequently mentions mockers and mocking, because it’s a common thing. Ridicule is widely used as a weapon, and some people seem to invite … Continue reading

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Education; October 12, 2019


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. This very famous verse is even shorter in Japanese than in English, in terms of how much space it takes, … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 7, 2019


Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. When I get to this part of the Bible … Continue reading

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