Tag Archives: priorities

Obedience; April 2, 2023


Matthew 21:6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. This one little verse carries a lot of significance we might overlook. We have no idea which two disciples were sent. Quite probably whey were two we know … Continue reading

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Priorities; March 27, 2023


Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to … Continue reading

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Morning Devotions; March 16, 2023


Psalms 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Probably ever since the Garden of Eden people have discovered or realized that it’s a good … Continue reading

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Response to Trials; February 19, 2023


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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Thinking about Jesus; February 17, 2023


Hebrews 12:3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Often emotional exhaustion is worse than physical exhaustion. (The Japanese here doesn’t just say “weary,” but “exhausted.”) The two … Continue reading

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Ikigai; February 13, 2023


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. The Japanese of this verse uses an expression that I have recently seen taken up in multiple English articles, pointed out because there isn’t … Continue reading

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Credentials; February 8, 2023


Philippians 3:7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. We take pride in many things, but most of them aren’t worth it. We evaluate ourselves and others on the basis of things … Continue reading

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Hope; November 21, 2022


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. It seems like I write on this verse every time we hit this chapter in reading. However, … 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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God’s Provision; September 5, 2022


Psalm 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. I can’t read this verse without remembering the story of the dentist who took the last … Continue reading

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