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Restoration; May 12, 2022


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. This verse has been loved as a promise of restoration ever since it was recorded, but it … Continue reading

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Leading; May 7, 2022


Jeremiah 50:8 “Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the goats that lead the flock.” Goats often get a bad rap, particularly in light of Jesus’ famous story in Matthew 25 about the sheep … Continue reading

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Changing; April 30, 2022


Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. This is a truly famous verse, and it speaks of the dangers of habit. The first … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness; February 15, 2022


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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Following the Rules; January 30, 2022


2 Corinthians 8:21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. Life always has its tensions. Though we are not of the world, … Continue reading

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Position; December 6, 2021


Psalm 75:6-7 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. We tend to pay lots of attention to who … Continue reading

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Depression; December 2, 2021


Psalm 42:8 By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me– a prayer to the God of my life. Depression is a strange thing. Its origins can be complex, involving both physical factors and circumstantial … 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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Believing Prayer; May 27, 2021


1 Chronicles 5:20 He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. Too often, people pray as a last option. We tend to pray when nothing else works out! When I started reading this morning I wondered why I had … Continue reading

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