Tag Archives: evil

Spiritual Warfare; November 4, 2018


Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. It’s interesting how much … Continue reading

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Overcoming Evil; September 16, 2018


Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. After having told his readers to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God in verse 1, Paul discussed the gifts we’ve been given to do that … Continue reading

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Good and Evil; December 1, 2017


Genesis 3:5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” It’s fascinating that the devil’s temptation in the Garden of Eden is still operative … Continue reading

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Resentment; November 6, 2017


Psalm 73:21-22 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. This Psalm is a very interesting exposition of the dangers of resentment. Verses 25 and 26 have … Continue reading

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September 23, 2016


Habakkuk 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? This is a question … Continue reading

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June 2, 2016


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. For once I prefer the turn of phrase in the NIV to that in the Japanese. … Continue reading

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February 18, 2016


1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. This speaks to a deeply entrenched human trait. In Japanese culture, … Continue reading

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