Tag Archives: obeying God

Disciples; April 15, 2023


Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,¬†and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am … Continue reading

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Faith; March 2, 2023


Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. As Paul realized, this is one of the most important verses in the Old Testament. Long before the Law was given through Moses, the Lord sought … Continue reading

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In Step with the Spirit; February 3, 2023


Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. When everything but the list of the sins of the flesh is underlined in my Bible in both languages, from verse 13 through the … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; October 26, 2022


Isaiah 48:17-18 This is what the Lord says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only … Continue reading

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Prophetic Visions; October 20, 2022


Isaiah 24:14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. It must be emotionally exhausting to have prophetic visions. From the beginning of this chapter the picture is very bleak. To use … Continue reading

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Enjoying Life; October 17, 2022


Ecclesiastes 11:8 However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. I find myself very relieved that this is … Continue reading

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Praise and Obedience; September 27, 2022


Psalm 119:108 Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Verse 105 is insightful and has been set to music numbers of times, but this verse strikes me this morning. The word that stands … Continue reading

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Accountability; September 11, 2022


Psalm 94:9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? This supremely logical verse is precisely why many people try to deny the existence of a Creator. They jump through all sorts … Continue reading

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Listening to God; September 6, 2022


Psalm 85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints– but let them not return to folly. This verse starts with an extremely wise position: listening to God. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Values and Priorities; August 11, 2022


Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” This Psalm is special to me because verse six was a favorite of my father and his father before him, verse … Continue reading

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