Tag Archives: marriage

Forgiveness; December 14, 2022


Luke 1:77 “…to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.” This same verse came up in our readings just two weeks ago, and I wrote about how John the Baptist’s commission has now been … Continue reading

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Tests; October 8, 2022


Proverbs 15:32 He who ignores discipline despises himself.but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. As a teacher for over 40 years myself, I was shocked and saddened recently to see a news item of a college professor who was fired because … Continue reading

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Love; September 22, 2022


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Once again where the NIV says “love,” the Japanese says, “grace.” The Japanese term is also used for blessings in general, so … Continue reading

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Marriage; July 8, 2022


1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will … Continue reading

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God’s Love; May 24, 2022


Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The depth, the magnificence of this chapter, indeed of the whole book of Romans, boggles the mind. It’s no … Continue reading

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Acknowledging God; May 10, 2022


Hosea 2:15 “There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out … Continue reading

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Changing; April 30, 2022


Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. This is a truly famous verse, and it speaks of the dangers of habit. The first … Continue reading

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Suffering; April 23, 2022


Isaiah 38:16-17 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Once again differences in … Continue reading

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Commitment; February 28, 2022


It is perhaps important to note that from here, the theme of the readings is Hope, changing from the previous theme of Gratitude. Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. … Continue reading

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Christ’s Agents; February 10, 2022


Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. This whole passage is so rich! Sometimes the “theological” parts of … Continue reading

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