Tag Archives: justice

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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Justice; November 28, 2021


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. This is a prayer a lot of people pray these days, I think. The whole Psalm … Continue reading

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Those in Authority; September 2, 2021


Luke 18:2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.” This verse is a minor detail in this story, but my sermon on August 15th was based on verse 1, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Envy; July 27, 2021


Daniel 6:5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Politics and envy haven’t changed throughout human history. This story … Continue reading

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Conceit; June 1, 2021


Ezra 9:2 “And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.” Just last night I was discussing a passage in Hosea with a pastor friend of mine, and it included this line: “I am very rich; I … Continue reading

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Justice; July 2, 2020


Ezekiel 34:16 “I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.” God … Continue reading

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Self-control; June 15, 2020


Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. The overall impact is the same, but it’s interesting to see that the Japanese renders this verse as, “He … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy; December 11, 2019


Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This is a dearly loved verse, set … Continue reading

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Judges; July 15, 2019


2 Chronicles 19:7 “Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” It strikes me that this chapter would make good reading for … Continue reading

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Government; July 11, 2019


1 Kings 10:9 “Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and … Continue reading

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