Tag Archives: righteousness

Repentance; July 29, 2021


Daniel 9:9-10 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. This chapter is … Continue reading

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The Politics of Envy; July 27, 2021


Daniel 6:5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Politics and envy haven’t changed throughout human history. This story … Continue reading

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Personal Righteousness; July 3, 2021


Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. This should be the daily prayer of every believer. David has just acknowledged that “no one living is … Continue reading

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Consequences; February 15, 2021


Jeremiah 5:24-25 “They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’ Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins … Continue reading

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Righteousness; January 25, 2021


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. Yesterday in our service we sang a song by Noriko Sasaki based on Hosea 10:12 that I translated into English several years ago, and it has been … 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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Holiness and Righteousness; December 27, 2020


Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. I would venture to say that this verse is preached on very little in most churches … 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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Putting on Christ; November 25, 2020


Galatians 3:26-27 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is so much meaning in these verses, and the two that follow, … Continue reading

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Resisting Evil; November 10, 2020


Romans 16:18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Sadly, this is a phenomenon we see all too often today. It is … Continue reading

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