Tag Archives: evil

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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February 26, 2015


Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. From verse 9 on this is like a waterfall of good advice, with one or two pithy zingers per verse. Any one of those is worth writing … Continue reading

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February 15, 2015


Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger. As I read this just now it … Continue reading

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February 3, 2015


Isaiah 13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. This verse should be a real … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013


1 Peter 2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Freedom can be a tricky, even scary, thing. The devil is adept at using our weaknesses and … Continue reading

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November 16, 2012


Psalm 141:5 Let a righteous man strike me–it is a kindness; let him rebuke me–it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers. Looking at the English … Continue reading

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