Tag Archives: idols

Idols; October 13, 2020


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” This verse is underlined in both Japanese and English in my Bible, but I don’t really remember reading it. It is powerful indeed, particularly for … Continue reading

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Unintended Idolatry; November 29, 2019


Hosea 2:8 “She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold– which they used for Baal.” We are so prone to forget … Continue reading

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Glory to God; September 11, 2019


Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. This is an anonymous Psalm, but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t anointed. This initial statement/prayer expresses … Continue reading

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The Foundation; June 23, 2019


Exodus 20:20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The 10 Commandments are rightly spoken of as … Continue reading

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Idols; June 19, 2019


1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. I’m sure I’ve never written on this verse, but I was drawn to it by the very fact that it’s not underlined in my Bible! Why would this be the final … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus; February 7, 2019


Luke 24:5-6 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” I have … Continue reading

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Renouncing Idolatry; February 14, 2018


Jeremiah 16:19-20 O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did … Continue reading

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September 3, 2016


Jeremiah 16:20 “Do men make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!” When reading the Bible, it is important to keep track of who is saying what to whom. However, that’s not always easy, because ancient Hebrew and … Continue reading

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August 28, 2016


Jeremiah 10:5 “Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” Reading this immediately brings … Continue reading

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August 10, 2016


Psalm 140:6 O Lord, I say to you, “You are my God.” Hear, O Lord, my cry for mercy. The organization of the book of Psalms is interesting. It is obviously made up of several different collections, with David’s name … Continue reading

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