Tag Archives: obeying God

Loving God; March 5, 2021


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” The Japanese here goes with the more traditional, “the love of many,” but I … Continue reading

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Stewardship; March 3, 2021


Matthew 21:43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” Some people have used this verse to justify what is called “Replacement Theology,” … Continue reading

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Financial Blessing; February 24, 2021


Haggai 1:6 “You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a … Continue reading

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Obedience to God; February 18, 2021


Ezekiel 37:3, 7 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”So I prophesied as I was commanded. This particular scene is one of the most dramatic and one of the … Continue reading

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Pressing On; December 31, 2020


Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. What an appropriate passage for any landmark, … Continue reading

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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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