Tag Archives: responding to God

Responding to God; December 25, 2020


Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. This has been one of my favorite verses in the Christmas story for quite … Continue reading

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Motivation; February 17, 2020


2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who … Continue reading

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Commitment; November 23, 2019


Jeremiah 32:17, 27 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard … Continue reading

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The Cross; August 5, 2018


John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. The different Gospel writers each brought out different details of Jesus’ crucifixion, thus reinforcing the authenticity … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Lord; April 5, 2018


John 21:4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. I personally think this sort of thing happens rather frequently. The Lord appears to us in a way we … Continue reading

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Stubbornness; February 16, 2018


Jeremiah 18:12 “But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; each of us will follow the stubbornness of his evil heart.’” Human stubbornness can be really remarkable. Occasionally we find it exercised in admirable … Continue reading

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Listening to God; August 27, 2017


2 Chronicles 33:10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. This is a very sad statement that could be repeated many times about many different people. The idea that the Creator would indeed care … Continue reading

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April 22, 2016


2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah’s heart was proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him; therefore the Lord’s wrath was on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. It seems incredible that Hezekiah would have been proud after … Continue reading

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December 26, 2015


Luke 2:34-35 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts … Continue reading

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April 12, 2014


Psalm 36:10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. There are several verses in this Psalm that I like very much, particularly verse 9, but reading this in the Japanese, verse 10 … Continue reading

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