Monthly Archives: January 2018

Peace; January 28, 2018


Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” This brief verse says a great deal about the state of the world today. The Japanese makes it clear that this is talking about inner peace, rather than … Continue reading

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Self-image; January 27, 2018


Isaiah 45:9 “Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘He has … Continue reading

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Looking Forward; January 26, 2018


Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the … Continue reading

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Witnesses; January 25, 2018


Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be … Continue reading

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Japan; January 24, 2018


Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Along with … Continue reading

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Justice; January 23, 2018


Isaiah 42:3-4 “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his … Continue reading

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Fear; January 22, 2018


Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Probably every person alive … Continue reading

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