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Wisdom; July 5, 2021


Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. This particular truth is repeated numerous times throughout the Bible, but we seem to have a hard time really getting it into our awareness. … Continue reading

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Government; May 5, 2021


1 Samuel 8:19-20 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before … Continue reading

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Exposure; March 8, 2021


Mark 4:22 “For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.” This isn’t the only time Jesus said this sort of thing, and it’s really bad news … Continue reading

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Integrity; January 28, 2021


Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. This verse seems singularly appropriate right now. There’s nothing wrong with the English translation, but the Japanese here gives fresh insight: “The … Continue reading

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Church Discipline; December 12, 2020


1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Paul has just told Timothy to exercise Church discipline, calling people down for teaching unbiblical things. … Continue reading

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Work; December 11, 2020


2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” It seems to me that this verse should be inscribed over the door of several … Continue reading

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Seen and Unseen; November 16, 2020


2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. I would imagine a lot of people are trying to … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God; July 20, 2020


Matthew 12:28 “But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” It struck me just now that whereas the proclamation of the kingdom of God is at the core … Continue reading

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Purity; April 16, 2020


Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions … Continue reading

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Lies vs. Truth; December 26, 2019


Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” This is a verse … Continue reading

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