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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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Hearing God; May 22, 2021


2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. This is a pretty … Continue reading

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Asking God; March 2, 2021


Matthew 13:36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” It strikes me that it’s not wrong to ask for … Continue reading

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Knowledge; December 3, 2020


Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the … Continue reading

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Wisdom; October 11, 2020


Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. It strikes me that this … 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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Receiving God’s Blessings; June 29, 2020


Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” There is a lot in this verse. In the first place, it brings to mind Jesus’ instructions to ask, … Continue reading

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The Bible; June 25, 2020


Jeremiah 8:8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?’” This verse speaks volumes to me. Many people indeed treat the … Continue reading

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Understanding the Bible; April 14, 2020


Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. What a blessed thing! And how necessary! If we are honest, we too have to confess that sometimes the Bible seems like a blank wall, communicating nothing … Continue reading

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