Tag Archives: legalism

Condemnation; July 19, 2020


Matthew 12:7-8 “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” What caught my eye about this just now … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Purity; April 16, 2020


Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions … Continue reading

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The Law of Love; February 26, 2020


Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Much of the Church needs a powerful reminder of this verse. We tend … Continue reading

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Relating to God’s Word; September 19, 2019


Psalm 119:99-100 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. This sounds a bit like boasting, but it expresses some important truth: … Continue reading

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God’s Word in our Hearts; August 3, 2019


Psalm 40:8 “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” This is another Psalm that I am torn when it comes to writing on just a little bit of it. There are several … Continue reading

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Loving God; June 29, 2019


Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. This is the Shema, called that from the … Continue reading

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Loving Your Neighbor; June 25, 2019


Leviticus 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.’” Jesus was spot-on when He said that this, along with the command to love God, … Continue reading

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The Foundation; June 23, 2019


Exodus 20:20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The 10 Commandments are rightly spoken of as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; June 11, 2019


Hebrews 6:1-3 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on … Continue reading

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