Tag Archives: perspective

Spiritual Warfare; October 30, 2022


Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. Frankly, some … 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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Turning to God; August 16, 2022


Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. In several of his Psalms David starts … 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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To Live is Christ; June 13, 2022


Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. This simple yet extraordinarily powerful statement of Paul is justly famous. I think a lot of people know it who have no idea where to find … Continue reading

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Active Faith; May 23, 2022


Romans 4:21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This verse is a sentence fragment both in English and in Japanese, but I feel it contains a vital truth. Yesterday I spoke on Living … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; May 19, 2022


Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” The following two years of imprisonment in Caesarea were doubtless not … Continue reading

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Depression; March 19, 2022


Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Verse one is used as … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; March 13, 2022


Psalm 9:15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. For once I’m writing on a verse I’d not underlined previously! This jumped out at me because it … Continue reading

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Time; March 9, 2022


Job 14:14 If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. Reading the English, I saw that there was a footnote on “renewal” that said it … Continue reading

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