Tag Archives: listening to God

Listening to God; August 30, 2021


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” This is a very familiar verse, but I just noticed a nuance in the … Continue reading

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Listening to God; August 28, 2021


Luke 9:18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” Two things are of interest about this simple verse. The first is that Jesus didn’t … Continue reading

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Prophecy; July 14, 2021


Isaiah 38:1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are … Continue reading

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Obedient Prayer; July 9, 2021


Isaiah 7:10-12 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to … Continue reading

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My Way vs. God’s Way; July 2, 2021


Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me,it is you who know my way. For once we have perfect agreement between the English and the Japanese! That leaves me very confident of the meaning of the words themselves, but … Continue reading

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Being Heard by God; June 14, 2021


Psalms 17:6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. I think a common characteristic of those who pray a lot is the faith that they are being heard. … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; May 21, 2021


1 Kings 19:3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. In a number of ways this part of Elijah’s story is as important as the triumph on Mt. Carmel. One of the marvels of the Bible is that it … Continue reading

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Listening to God; May 17, 2021


1 Kings 17:2, 5 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah. So he did what the Lord had told him. Elijah is remembered as one of the greatest prophets, even though he didn’t leave a book with his … Continue reading

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Judging; May 4, 2021


1 Samuel 3:9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. This was perhaps the high point of … Continue reading

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Active Obedience; March 21, 2021


James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. Ouch! This verse has got to bite any thinking believer. We tend to think of sin in terms of commission, things we do … Continue reading

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