Tag Archives: words

Nourishing Words; October 4, 2022


Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment. Among public figures, the two types of people mentioned here are fairly easy to discern. Dr. Ben Carson immediately came to mind as an … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words; August 12, 2022


Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. It is very difficult to choose just one part of this Psalm to write … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Accountability; August 4, 2022


Job 22:21-22 “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart. As came out yesterday, the problem with Job’s … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words in Love; May 30, 2022


1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. It is interesting that the Japanese translation of this verse uses the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s Grace; May 26, 2022


Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. This chapter as a whole is talking about the salvation of the Jews, and as such is very … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words; May 17, 2022


Acts 2:14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.” This was … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Limits of Intellect; November 13, 2021


Revelation 5:12 In a loud voice they sang:“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” I think the NIV is entirely justified in using “sang,” rather … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Practical Love; November 9, 2021


1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. Sometimes we forget what a practical, down-to-earth book the Bible is. Here John very politely knocks the stuffing out of people … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Prayer; July 30, 2021


Daniel 9:23 “As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision.” God is not slow to act, but … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blessing Others; June 15, 2021


Psalms 20:1-2 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. It’s interesting that this … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment