Tag Archives: letting go

The Fear of the Lord; September 23, 2020


Job 33:29-30 “God does all these things to a man– twice, even three times– to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him.” Elihu is a very interesting character in Job, because … Continue reading

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Life in Christ; January 13, 2020


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” I quote this verse so frequently that it’s one of the few I am … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; November 9, 2019


Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy … Continue reading

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May 9, 2017


Deuteronomy 26:11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. Once again we have instructions that giving to God is … Continue reading

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December 21, 2016


Philippians 2:6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped… Once again I like the turn of phrase in the Japanese here. It says, “He did not consider equality with God as … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016


Matthew 21:1-3 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with … Continue reading

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May 10, 2014


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. Righteousness, that is, right living, is inextricably connected with God and a good relationship with Him. The Japanese translates the second half of this verse as, “Righteousness … Continue reading

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August 1, 2012


2 Timothy 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified … Continue reading

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December 8, 2011


Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Essentially everyone in America knows this verse, and … Continue reading

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