Tag Archives: speaking the truth in love

Watchmen; February 13, 2021


Isaiah 62:6-7 “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes … Continue reading

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Integrity; January 28, 2021


Proverbs 10:9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. This verse seems singularly appropriate right now. There’s nothing wrong with the English translation, but the Japanese here gives fresh insight: “The … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; January 26, 2021


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Without giving specifics, speaking of “some” and “others,” the Psalmist has given case after case of people who were blessed by God … Continue reading

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The Eternal Covenant; December 29, 2020


Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may … Continue reading

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Freedom; November 26, 2020


Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. It struck me when I first started reading just now that this … Continue reading

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People-pleasing; November 22, 2020


Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. This is … Continue reading

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Resisting Evil; November 10, 2020


Romans 16:18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Sadly, this is a phenomenon we see all too often today. It is … Continue reading

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Confessing Christ; August 25, 2020


John 12:42-43 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved praise … Continue reading

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Opposition; August 15, 2020


Luke 13:17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing. It’s interesting how many parallels I see between the Bible and modern politics. Human nature hasn’t … Continue reading

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Stumbling; July 18, 2020


Matthew 11:6 “Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” This verse is actually closely linked to verse 15: “He who has ears, let him hear.” God has revealed Himself to us through His Son, … Continue reading

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