Tag Archives: sin

Conscience; January 13, 2023


Acts 2:23 “This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.” For once, I am writing on a … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; January 6, 2023


Luke 19:41-42 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. God’s plans, … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; January 5, 2023


Luke 15:7 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” I think we tend to misunderstand two … Continue reading

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Salvation by Grace; January 1, 2023


Ephesians 2:3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. Verses 8 and 9 of … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; December 14, 2022


Luke 1:77 “…to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.” This same verse came up in our readings just two weeks ago, and I wrote about how John the Baptist’s commission has now been … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; November 6, 2022


Isaiah 65:12 “I called but you did not answer,I spoke but you did not listen.You did evil in my sight,and chose what displeases me.” This is a very solemn judgment. It’s an expansion of verse 11, that speaks of “forsaking … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; November 1, 2022


Isaiah 56:8 The Sovereign Lord declares– he who gathers the exiles of Israel: “I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.” God isn’t through gathering! Various parts of the Body of Christ over the years have developed … Continue reading

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God’s Mercy; October 31, 2022


Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy … Continue reading

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Perspective; October 16, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:17-18 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Solomon was a keen observer, but … Continue reading

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Repentance; October 7, 2022


Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. The NIV attempted to put this into modern cultural context by saying “making amends,” but the Japanese sticks with the original by saying “making … Continue reading

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