Tag Archives: wisdom

God’s Truth; January 3, 2023


Luke 8:10He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,“‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’” This is … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Lies; December 1, 2022


Genesis 3:4-5 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The devil really … Continue reading

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Rumors; November 15, 2022


Jeremiah 51:46 Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. And to think, this was … Continue reading

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Perspective; October 16, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:17-18 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Solomon was a keen observer, but … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 13, 2022


Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. Proverbs has a lot to say about parenting, and most of it isn’t currently popular or politically correct. This particular verse speaks directly … Continue reading

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Repentance; October 7, 2022


Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. The NIV attempted to put this into modern cultural context by saying “making amends,” but the Japanese sticks with the original by saying “making … Continue reading

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Words; October 6, 2022


Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. From verse 14 on there are many statements about words and speaking. This certainly brings to mind Jesus’ statement that “I tell you that … Continue reading

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Love; September 22, 2022


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Once again where the NIV says “love,” the Japanese says, “grace.” The Japanese term is also used for blessings in general, so … Continue reading

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Mortality; September 9, 2022


Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. This Psalm is unique in being the only one attributed to Moses, and as such is perhaps worthy of special attention. It is … Continue reading

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Listening to God; September 6, 2022


Psalm 85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints– but let them not return to folly. This verse starts with an extremely wise position: listening to God. The Japanese … Continue reading

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