Tag Archives: obedience to God

Rewards; January 9, 2021


2 John 1:8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. I don’t think this is talking about losing salvation, but it is certainly talking about losing various rewards … Continue reading

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Course of Action; January 3, 2021


1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. To me this verse strikes a very good balance between the reality that … Continue reading

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Wise Men; December 26, 2020


Matthew 2:1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his … Continue reading

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Joseph; December 24, 2020


Matthew 1:24-25 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Peace; November 2, 2020


Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 30, 2020


Romans 4:4-5 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited … Continue reading

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Genuine Repentance; October 12. 2020


 Joel 2:12-13″‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to … Continue reading

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Attitude; September 27, 2020


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. This prayer of David is one of the most fundamental in the whole Bible. … Continue reading

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Ignorance; September 6, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. For once, I really prefer the NIV to the Japanese! Where the NIV (like most English translations that come to mind) says, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Bartimaeus; August 7, 2020


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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