Tag Archives: treasure

Faith; January 23, 2021


Job 5:2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. Job’s friends’ pronouncements are largely collections of platitudes and truisms, but they do contain some nuggets worthy of meditation. Verse seven of this chapter – “Man is born to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Blessings; November 28, 2020


Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Sometimes the Bible writers were forced to use very general terms, because … 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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A Jealous God; December 18, 2019


Matthew 6:21, 24 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise … Continue reading

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Things vs. People; July 10, 2019


1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” For all of his failures, Solomon did say some pretty wise things. Here … Continue reading

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Greed; June 24, 2018


Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Jesus’ instructions to “be on your guard” here are something … Continue reading

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True Treasure; May 3, 2018


Matthew 6:21, 33 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This whole passage is extremely practical and … Continue reading

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What We Rely On; October 8, 2017


Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. I have loved a song that arranged from verses 6-8 for a long time, and have translated it into … Continue reading

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Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

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May 16, 2015


Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew tells the story of his own salvation … Continue reading

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