Tag Archives: suffering

Suffering; July 17, 2021


Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 6, 2021


Job 16:19-21 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Jesus; December 21, 2020


Hebrews 2:17-18 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the … Continue reading

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Joy!; November 1, 2020


Romans 5:1-4 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the … Continue reading

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Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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Suffering; September 3, 2020


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside of the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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Suffering; August 18, 2020


Luke 22:41-44 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and … Continue reading

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Recognizing God; July 7, 2020


Hosea 11:3 “It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.” This sad commentary is something I’m afraid the Lord has to say about a … Continue reading

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Consequences of Sin; July 5, 2020


Hosea 5:15 “Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me.” Time and time again the Bible records God allowing people to … Continue reading

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