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Instruction; May 20, 2023


Proverbs 16:20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. What jumped out at me from this, comparing the English and the Japanese, is that where the NIV says “instruction,” the Japanese says, … Continue reading

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Education; April 26, 2023


Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. At 72 verses this Psalm doesn’t begin to approach the … Continue reading

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Rumors; November 15, 2022


Jeremiah 51:46 Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. And to think, this was … Continue reading

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Sharing God’s Truth; June 20, 2022


1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. This is certainly a verse I’ve never written on before! As I was reading all the rich content in the rest of … Continue reading

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Truth; March 12, 2022


Job 27:3-4 “As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit. The Japanese translators made an interesting choice here. The Hebrew … Continue reading

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Spiritual Perception; May 24, 2021


2 Kings 6:16-17 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s … Continue reading

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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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Applying Wisdom; June 9, 2020


Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. This chapter of Proverbs has so much extremely helpful stuff in it … Continue reading

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A Supernatural God; May 25, 2020


1 Samuel 6:1-2 When the ark of the Lord had been in Philistine territory seven months, the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how … Continue reading

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