Tag Archives: understanding

Wisdom; October 11, 2020


Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. It strikes me that this … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; September 29, 2020


Psalms 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. The first line of this verse is justly famous, and is echoed in Proverbs 9:10. … Continue reading

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Pastors; June 24, 2020


Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. The Bible mentions bad shepherds and false prophets in quite a few places, so it is actually very comforting to … Continue reading

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Faith; April 13, 2020


Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” This doesn’t seem very politically correct to us, but it was spoken in love. That’s a good … Continue reading

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Knowing; February 13, 2020


1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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Logic; January 7, 2020


Luke 20:38-39 “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” I get several things from this. The first is … 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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Relating to God’s Word; September 19, 2019


Psalm 119:99-100 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. This sounds a bit like boasting, but it expresses some important truth: … Continue reading

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Love; June 17, 2019


1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Reading from here through the end of the chapter, my overwhelming impression is that … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth; April 8, 2019


1 Corinthians 2:14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. This verse answers many … Continue reading

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