Tag Archives: self righteousness

Tests; July 27, 2019


Psalm 26:2-3 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. This strikes me as a rather foolhardy prayer! David loved God, … Continue reading

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Praise and Worship; January 15, 2019


Revelation 15:3-4 and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not … Continue reading

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Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

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May 31, 2015


Luke 18:14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” A proverbial Japanese expression comes to mind … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015


Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: The story that follows this verse is justly famous. It is an enormous comfort to those who throw themselves … Continue reading

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March 21, 2013


Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: This is a justly famous parable, and it’s important to understand to whom Jesus told it and why. Actually, … Continue reading

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April 6, 2012


Luke 23:40-42 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” … Continue reading

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