Tag Archives: desire

Focus; May 16, 2019


Philippians 3:18-19 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit; July 27, 2018


John 15:7-8 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” … Continue reading

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Attitude; July 15, 2018


John 7:17 “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” Sometimes attitude is everything. Those who choose (or desire) to do God’s will recognize … Continue reading

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Desires; January 9, 2018


Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. I find this verse very comforting at the moment, particularly as the NIV has interpreted it. The Japanese translation is … Continue reading

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July 31, 2015


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Psychologists will tell you that this verse is spot-on. Various mental/emotional disorders can be traced to just this sort of thing. The Japanese … Continue reading

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November 7, 2014


1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. This statement by Paul, while certainly true, seems almost Buddhist at first glance. Buddha taught that the way to enlightenment was the extinction of all desire, and Nirvana was nothingness. … Continue reading

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