Tag Archives: purpose in life

Motivation; April 15, 2020


John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John, writing several years after the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, … Continue reading

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Calling; March 3, 2020


Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. When it comes to Ephesians, I feel like writing a whole devotional on each verse! It’s no … Continue reading

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Fruitfulness; May 27, 2019


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. It’s fascinating to me that Greek seems to have the same sort of idiom that Japanese does, but English doesn’t, at least as a … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Easter; April 21, 2019


2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. What a marvelous passage for Easter! Actually, the message of Easter is throughout the … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; October 26, 2018


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians is incredibly loaded with vital, deep truth. The first part of this verse is something … Continue reading

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The Heart of God; February 28, 2018


Ezekiel 18:30-32 “Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offences; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the … Continue reading

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Receiving Everything from God; September 23, 2017


Job 2:10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. This is the fundamental question of the book of … Continue reading

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April 10, 2017


John 12:26 “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” There are two minor differences in translation between the NIV and the Japanese. The … Continue reading

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May 23, 2016


Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Several things about this Psalm are very interesting. In the first place, it’s the only one we have that claims to be by … Continue reading

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March 1, 2016


Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? Solomon is … Continue reading

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