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Conceit; February 5, 2020


Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! I have always loved this doxology, both the parts set to music and the whole … Continue reading

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Conquerors; February 2, 2020


Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8 is my wife’s favorite chapter in the whole Bible, and very understandably so. This last section is like a lawyer, building … Continue reading

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God’s Opinion; January 18, 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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Treasure; January 1, 2020


Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” It was exactly two weeks ago that we had this very passage, and the Lord indicated that this was to be our verse for the year. It … Continue reading

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Education; October 12, 2019


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. This very famous verse is even shorter in Japanese than in English, in terms of how much space it takes, … Continue reading

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Procrastination; September 17, 2019


Psalm 119:60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. The NIV expresses this as a promise, “I will,” and the Japanese expresses it as a done deal, “I have.” With this particular content, that’s a huge difference! … Continue reading

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Mortality; June 16, 2019


2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives. This chapter too is loaded with dearly-loved passages, making it very hard to … Continue reading

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