Tag Archives: the love of God

Knowing God; April 30, 2019


Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I could easily write on anything from here … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; December 25, 2018


Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. As familiar as the Christmas story is, this little detail often gets overlooked. Angels are scary, and … Continue reading

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April 23, 2017


Deuteronomy 5:29 “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children for ever!” Here we have God’s motive for His commandments to … Continue reading

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April 1, 2017


(From now through the 21st the readings are on The Cross, but then go back to being on God’s Provision. The cross is God’s ultimate provision for our salvation!) 1 Corinthians 1:18, 25 For the message of the cross is … Continue reading

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August 8, 2015


Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Even before getting out of bed this morning I was thinking about the “irreducible complexity” argument for the existence of God. The odds … Continue reading

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May 15, 2014


Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. There are a couple of differences in nuance between the NIV and the Japanese here. … Continue reading

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March 3, 2014


Genesis 18:25 “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” This whole story of Abraham bargaining with God, so to speak, is one of the most remarkable in the whole Bible. In the first place, there is a … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014


1 Corinthians 1:9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. I personally feel this is an extremely important verse, and unfortunately the Japanese translation greatly masks the impact. In Japanese it … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013


Psalm 68:19-20 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. Verse 19 has been impressive to me for a … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” This is a truly awe-inspiring verse, when you really think about it. Jesus actually … Continue reading

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