Tag Archives: lifespan

Life; April 22, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope –even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! Solomon’s cynicism really bothers me at times. He is to me one of the most tragic figures in the … Continue reading

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Personal Testimony; March 25, 2022


Psalm 71:18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. It is a simple fact of human nature … Continue reading

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Lifespan; March 18, 2022


Psalm 39:4 Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. From reading his Psalms, I get the impression that David had several illnesses through the course of … Continue reading

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Legacy; September 9, 2021


John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” It struck me as I read this morning … Continue reading

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The Word of God; February 7, 2021


Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of our God stands forever.” There are many angles to this seemingly simple statement. Isaiah has just been talking about the fleeting existence of grass and flowers as a … Continue reading

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June 10, 2016


Psalm 18:50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants for ever. One difference between the English and the Japanese in this verse really caught my eye. Rather than, “He … Continue reading

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July 11, 2015


Psalm 39:4 “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.” I can’t say I was aware that this verse was in the Bible – it certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

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