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Ignorance; September 6, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. For once, I really prefer the NIV to the Japanese! Where the NIV (like most English translations that come to mind) says, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Good Judgment; August 21, 2020


John 7:24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.” At first glance this might seem like a pronouncement of “Mister Obviousman,” but the thing is, this is something we all have problems with, often without realizing it. … Continue reading

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Holy; April 29, 2020


1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: … Continue reading

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Satan; February 16, 2020


2 Corinthians 2:10-11 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; April 13, 2019


1 Corinthians 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. This whole chapter has been very familiar to me since I was first introduced to the Charismatic Movement back in 1973. That … Continue reading

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Receiving from God; July 7, 2018


John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” This has always been a … Continue reading

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Ignorance; March 21, 2018


Hosea 4:6, 14 “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. A people without understanding will come to ruin!” I am reminded of a famous legal statement: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Breaking God’s moral laws has consequences, … Continue reading

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August 13, 2016


Proverbs 28:9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable. We are back to the fact that God sees and pays attention to our hearts, rather than to whatever facade we put up to … Continue reading

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March 24, 2014


Job 42:3 “Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. There’s a lot of that that goes on! It is interesting as well as amusing that we so hate to admit that … Continue reading

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January 15, 2013


Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. There is a saying that “Ignorance is bliss,” but this says that ignorance is not wise. Actually, an informed electorate is the bane … Continue reading

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