Tag Archives: sincerity

Delighting in God; March 17, 2022


Psalm 37:3-4 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. This Psalm as a whole deals with the … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 25, 2021


Jeremiah 42:6 “Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God.” It is amazing … Continue reading

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Relationship with God; July 24, 2021


Jeremiah 37:3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the Lord our God for us.” This little detail is both very human … Continue reading

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Sincerity; May 14, 2021


1 Kings 8:60-61 “…so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. But your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 6, 2020


Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” Verses 1-3 of this chapter actually sound very good, and verse three has been set to music in Japanese in a worship chorus that … Continue reading

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Words; December 7, 2019


Hosea 14:2 Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.” The Bible talks many times about how words alone … Continue reading

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Honesty; November 10, 2017


Psalm 78:36-37 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Human beings have a remarkable capacity for putting on … Continue reading

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June 2, 2016


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. For once I prefer the turn of phrase in the NIV to that in the Japanese. … Continue reading

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May 14, 2015


Zechariah 7:9-10 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of … Continue reading

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March 26, 2012


Mark 12:28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Reading this verse, I went … Continue reading

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