Tag Archives: priorities

Sabbath; January 16, 2021


Exodus 34:21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. When you think about it, this was a very shocking command. In an agrarian society, … Continue reading

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Prayer; January 5, 2021


1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Peter’s first letter is so loaded with good, important stuff! I couldn’t count how many times I’ve used verses … Continue reading

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Love for the World; December 30, 2020


James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. These 10 verses include some dearly loved ones, … Continue reading

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Goals; December 14, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. After talking about false teachers and the love of money, Paul gets to the things that he desires for … Continue reading

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God’s Supply; December 4, 2020


Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. This verse is widely quoted, with a variety of motives. Sadly, one of those motives is self-centered greed, but it actually doesn’t … Continue reading

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Opposition; December 2, 2020


Ephesians 6:19-20 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I … Continue reading

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God’s Provision; November 19, 2020


2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. This passage as a whole has … Continue reading

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Plans; November 15, 2020


2 Corinthians 1:17 When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, “Yes, yes” and “No, no”? Changes of plans are always … Continue reading

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Salvation; November 4, 2020


Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. From verse 15 Paul comes back to how he started in verse 1, bringing up the dangerous absurdity … Continue reading

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Idols; October 13, 2020


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” This verse is underlined in both Japanese and English in my Bible, but I don’t really remember reading it. It is powerful indeed, particularly for … Continue reading

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