Tag Archives: sin

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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The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; January 31, 2021


Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? This is a rhetorical question, but Paul answered it clearly: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) … Continue reading

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Attitude toward God; January 29, 2021


Proverbs 14:2 He whose walk is upright fears the Lord, but he whose ways are devious despises him. This proverb can be taken two ways, both of which are valid. The first is that a person’s lifestyle is evidence of … Continue reading

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Love for the World; December 30, 2020


James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. These 10 verses include some dearly loved ones, … 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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Slavery; December 6, 2020


Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are … Continue reading

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Salvation; November 4, 2020


Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. From verse 15 Paul comes back to how he started in verse 1, bringing up the dangerous absurdity … Continue reading

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Freedom from Sin; November 3, 2020


Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. Once again I was faced with a real dilemma as to what to write about, because every bit of today’s reading is … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Peace; November 2, 2020


Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life … Continue reading

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