Tag Archives: resisting the devil

Peace; September 25, 2019


Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. This Psalm has so many references to Scripture, using several different terms, that it’s often unimportant how they are translated, so long as the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pride; September 2, 2019


Psalm 101:1-2 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with … Continue reading

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Sanctuary; July 22, 2019


Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Two things strike me about this verse. One is a sharp difference in translation between the English and the Japanese here. Where English translations are pretty thoroughly … Continue reading

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God’s Victory; July 16, 2019


2 Chronicles 20:17 “‘You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out … Continue reading

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Our Battle; May 10, 2019


Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. It’s interesting how context … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; April 22, 2019


2 Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish … Continue reading

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Freedom; October 22, 2018


Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The section from this verse through the end of the chapter is so … Continue reading

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