Tag Archives: wisdom

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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The Activities of Fools; August 10, 2022


Psalm 14:4 Will evildoers never learn– those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the Lord? I somewhat stole my own thunder yesterday by quoting the content of verse one, (even though I … Continue reading

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Depending on God; August 9, 2022


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. The Japanese here gives a slightly different nuance that is worth noting. Where the NIV says “trust in You,” … Continue reading

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Hearing God; August 5, 2022


Job 33:14 “For God does speak–now one way, now another– though man may not perceive it.” Elihu is something of a mystery because he wasn’t one of Job’s “three friends,” and he appears suddenly from chapter 32 and gives a … Continue reading

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Deception; June 24, 2022


1 Timothy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Once again I’m presented with a chapter in which every verse is underlined, because it’s … Continue reading

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Spiritual Children; June 18, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Knowing God; June 9, 2022


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. This passage, though exceedingly rich in content and … Continue reading

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Standards; June 6, 2022


2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. We see this sort of thing all the … Continue reading

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Relying on God; June 1, 2022


2 Corinthians 1:9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. It seems probable that the specific incident Paul is referring … Continue reading

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