Tag Archives: resisting the devil

Loving Enemies; August 27, 2021


Luke 6:27-28 “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Jesus’ command to love our enemies is one of His … Continue reading

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Repentance; August 25, 2021


Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” This is a rightly well-known passage, but I think it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Only God; July 12, 2021


Isaiah 37:20 “Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God. “ Once again we have a record of Hezekiah’s focus and faith. He … Continue reading

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National Repentance; May 15, 2021


2 Chronicles 7:19-20 “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given … Continue reading

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Different Harvests; March 20, 2021


Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. There are all kinds of harvests, because there are all … Continue reading

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Loving God; March 5, 2021


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” The Japanese here goes with the more traditional, “the love of many,” but I … Continue reading

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Active Faith; February 20, 2021


Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. This verse has been put to … Continue reading

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Watchmen; February 13, 2021


Isaiah 62:6-7 “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes … Continue reading

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Lawlessness; January 8, 2021


2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. Today’s whole passage, from verse 8 through the end of the letter, seems spot-on to … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Jesus; December 21, 2020


Hebrews 2:17-18 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the … Continue reading

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