Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 22, 2015


Psalms 81:13-14 “If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!” The only difference between the English and the Japanese here … Continue reading

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January 21, 2015


Psalm 25:4-5 Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. This is the cry of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015


Job 40:6-7 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm: “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.” What comes across to me here is not anger, but maybe even wry amusement. … Continue reading

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January 19, 2015


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. As the next verse … Continue reading

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January 18, 2015


2 Chronicles 36:12 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the Lord. To this point we have been reading about people humbling … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015


2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for two years. I had never done the math before, and I’m floored. Amon was 22 when he became king and he was … Continue reading

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January 16, 2015


2 Chronicles 33:10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. Can you say, bad move? This could be the very definition of a bad move, but it’s all too common. God speaks to everyone, … Continue reading

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