Tag Archives: mental illness

Hearing God; October 5, 2020


Proverbs 3:32 For the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. Some people say they want to hear from God, and others insist that claiming to hear from God is a sign of mental illness. … Continue reading

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Change; February 29, 2019


Mark 6:4 Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Jesus here states a fairly universal phenomenon, another expression of “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Human beings are … Continue reading

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April 16, 2017


Luke 24:11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. I have heard people be very dismissive of the apostles here, saying they wouldn’t believe the women just because they were women. Whereas … Continue reading

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September 4, 2016


Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.” … Continue reading

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May 12, 2016


Psalm 42:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. This refrain, which appears again in verse 11 and in … Continue reading

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August 11, 2015


Isaiah 51:7-8 “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults. For the moth will eat them up like … Continue reading

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November 1, 2012


Psalm 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits– I like the way the Japanese expresses this verse: “Don’t forget a single one of the good things the Lord has done for us.” David shows … Continue reading

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May 9, 2012


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 use this passage so often that I have it memorized in Japanese as … Continue reading

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