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Sin and Repentance; May 13, 2021


1 Kings 8:46 “When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–…” Solomon really doubles down on the subject of repentance. Paul was hardly being original when he wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility; May 9, 2021


2 Samuel 24:17 When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the Lord, “I am the one who has sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 30, 2020


Romans 4:4-5 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited … Continue reading

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Fear; May 6, 2020


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. This would seem to be a very timely … Continue reading

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Eternity; November 2, 2019


Ecclesiastes 9:1 So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. These first 10 verses of chapter … Continue reading

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Light; August 29, 2019


Psalm 97:11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. The Japanese is very specific about the original Hebrew figure of speech here. It says, “Light is scattered like seed for the righteous, and joy … Continue reading

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God’s Rules; June 30, 2019


Deuteronomy 7:9-10 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. But those who hate him he … Continue reading

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God; June 24, 2019


Exodus 34:5 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. The more you think about it, the more remarkable this is, that the infinite Creator would manifest Himself in … Continue reading

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Agape Love; December 28, 2018


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. The more you read 1 John 4, the … Continue reading

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Punishment; February 19, 2018


Jeremiah 30:11 “I will discipline you but only with justice; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.” God is too good a father not to punish when it is needed. He doesn’t punish any of us as severely as … Continue reading

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