Tag Archives: knowledge

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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Knowing; February 13, 2020


1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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Knowledge; February 12, 2020


1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But … Continue reading

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Books; January 30, 2020


John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. I think we see a … Continue reading

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Continuing Education; October 24, 2019


Proverbs 19:27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. One of the essential keys to a good life is to keep learning. We see both extremes: people who decide they’ve got it … Continue reading

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Education; October 12, 2019


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. This very famous verse is even shorter in Japanese than in English, in terms of how much space it takes, … Continue reading

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Life vs. Death; October 11, 2019


Proverbs 8:35-36 “For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” The section from verse 22 through 31 has a lot of parallels … Continue reading

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Wisdom vs. Intellect; October 8, 2019


Proverbs 4:7-8 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. If this is indeed what David taught Solomon, it’s no … Continue reading

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