Tag Archives: obeying God

God’s Sovereignty; October 10, 2020


Jeremiah 33:1-3 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it … Continue reading

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Freedom; October 2, 2020


Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. I don’t know the Hebrew, but I like both the NIV and the Japanese translations of this verse! The first half is identical, … Continue reading

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Actions; September 1, 2020


Acts 9:34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. There are many records of healing in the Bible, and a common element is the afflicted person … Continue reading

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Hearing God; August 19, 2020


John 4:44 Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country. John, writing years after the actual events, sometimes put things into a different chronology than the other Gospel writers, and he deliberately … Continue reading

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Opinions; August 10, 2020


Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.” My first thought on reading this was that Donald Trump is greatly … Continue reading

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Giving Credit; July 25, 2020


Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Performing so many miracles, Jesus naturally got a lot of … Continue reading

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God’s Rules; July 4, 2020


Daniel 1:15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. Here we have a clear example of the practicality of God’s rules. There was … Continue reading

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Last Days; June 19, 2020


Isaiah 30:28 He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit that leads them astray. This is certainly not a verse I had underlined previously! We like to overlook the … Continue reading

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God’s Healing; May 26, 2020


2 Kings 2:21-22 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’” And … Continue reading

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Unity; May 24, 2020


Joshua 5:13-14 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for … Continue reading

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