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Confidence vs. Conceit; June 7, 2017


1 Samuel 17:37 “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” … Continue reading

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April 28, 2017


Deuteronomy 9:6 Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people. God’s blessings are grace, and we had better not … Continue reading

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April 18, 2016


1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” I think … Continue reading

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March 13, 2016


Genesis 25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. This verse would be easy to pass over, but it expresses a very … Continue reading

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August 5, 2015


Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. We fear many things, to varying degrees and with different results. Fear itself is a defense mechanism to keep us … Continue reading

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January 26, 2015


Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Japanese has multiple words for pride, with different nuances. The term here is inflated, puffed up, rather than pride of accomplishment. We’ve all seen this verse in … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014


Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? In Japanese, “confidence” is written with characters that mean “self belief.” When I am teaching English to Japanese, I tell them I … Continue reading

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