Tag Archives: sin

Salvation; October 2, 2021


Acts 16:30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” This is a very famous story, and people tend to focus either on verse 25, which talks about Paul and Silas singing to … Continue reading

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Repentance; August 25, 2021


Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” This is a rightly well-known passage, but I think it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Already/Not Yet; August 10. 2021


Matthew 21:22 “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Here, or in the slightly more specific record in Mark 11:24, Jesus says something so extreme that it is shocking. Frankly, it violates both our logic … Continue reading

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Trouble; July 19, 2021


Isaiah 65:10 “Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds, for my people who seek me.” We don’t usually think of Isaiah as a judgmental prophet, but this chapter doesn’t make … 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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Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Confession; June 17, 2021


Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Confession is an interesting thing. We … Continue reading

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Fellowship with God; June 8, 2021


Job 33:26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state. This passage (14-30) is one of my favorites in the whole Book … Continue reading

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Redemption; May 29, 2021


2 Chronicles 33:12-13 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; May 13, 2021


1 Kings 8:46 “When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–…” Solomon really doubles down on the subject of repentance. Paul was hardly being original when he wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short … Continue reading

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