Monthly Archives: November 2017

Materialism; November 24, 2017


Psalm 119:36-37 Turn my heart towards your statutes and not towards selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. It’s interesting to read the Bible and realize I’m getting more out of … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; November 23, 2017


Psalm 118:22-23 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes. This passage is famous because Jesus quoted it about Himself, as recorded in three of the Gospels. … Continue reading

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Love; November 22, 2017


Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever. Most places in Psalms where the English says, “love,” the Japanese renders it as “grace/blessing.” Sometimes that comes across as real insight, because we … Continue reading

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Giving God the Glory; November 21, 2017


Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. This Psalmist had his head on straight! Human beings tend to be “glory hounds,” seeking credit not … Continue reading

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True Worship; November 20, 2017


Psalm 111:1 Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. And here we have a replay of yesterday’s message! In fact, where the NIV says “extol,” … Continue reading

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Learning from History; November 19, 2017


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. This verse gives the purpose of the whole Psalm, and it’s an important one. It fits in with the secular proverb that … Continue reading

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Response to Trials; November 18, 2017


Psalm 107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. This whole Psalm is a marvelous recitation of … Continue reading

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