Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 29, 2013


Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us. When I read this just now, my immediate thought was that this is what American … Continue reading

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January 28, 2013


Isaiah 32:8 But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands. This is one of those rare passages where I like the NIV better than the Japanese! In the second half of the verse, the Japanese … Continue reading

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January 27, 2013


Isaiah 30:18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! I’m in trouble when I read Isaiah devotionally, … Continue reading

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January 26, 2013


Isaiah 28:12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose” – but they would not listen. It is amazing what a capacity we have for not listening to … Continue reading

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January 25, 2013


Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. The world conspires to rob us of peace. Japanese uses different terms for external peace and inner peace, and the term for … Continue reading

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January 24, 2013


Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” This verse is rightly very … Continue reading

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January 23, 2013


Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment – wickedness was there, in the place of justice – wickedness was there. I thought in my heart, “God will bring to judgment both the … Continue reading

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