Tag Archives: self-deception

Hearing and Obeying; January 9, 2020


John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Sometimes there are many differences in nuance between the English and Japanese translations of a … Continue reading

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Things God Hates; December 13, 2019


Zechariah 8:16-17 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I … Continue reading

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Churchese; July 28, 2019


Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. David had experienced God’s grace and mercy … Continue reading

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Giving God the Credit; July 9, 2019


Joshua 23:10-11 One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God. The NIV inserts the word, so, between these two verses, … Continue reading

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Peace; May 17, 2019


Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ … Continue reading

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Doing Truth; February 21, 2019


John 13:17 “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” The entire Upper Room Discourse, from the beginning of this chapter through Jesus’ pastoral prayer in chapter 17, is incredibly rich in every way. … Continue reading

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Doing God’s Word; June 19, 2018


Luke 8:21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” Considering how His family had received Him not long before this, this doesn’t seem too surprising a response. There is also … Continue reading

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