Tag Archives: blessing

Witnesses; December 13, 2018


Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. … Continue reading

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Focus; December 26, 2017


Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. Simeon is an interesting figure in the Bible, recorded … Continue reading

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Inner Peace; October 14, 2017


Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. There is a very small difference in nuance between the English and the Japanese translations of this verse. Actually, it is just a shift … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; May 28, 2017


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” We know from succeeding passages that Eli was not a very good priest, but he occupied the office, … Continue reading

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March 17, 2017


Numbers 6:22-24 The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ” ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you;” ‘ ” We have lost a great … Continue reading

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January 21, 2017


Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may … Continue reading

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March 26, 2016


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” We know from the next couple of chapters that Eli was hardly an exemplary high priest, and his … Continue reading

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