Tag Archives: fearing God

Hubris; August 1, 2019


Psalm 36:1-2 An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. A … Continue reading

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Guidance; July 26, 2019


Psalm 25:12 Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. Where the NIV says, “the way chosen for him,” the Japanese says, “the way he should choose.” That difference … Continue reading

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Sanctuary; July 22, 2019


Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Two things strike me about this verse. One is a sharp difference in translation between the English and the Japanese here. Where English translations are pretty thoroughly … Continue reading

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Worship; July 14, 2019


2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the … Continue reading

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Skipped Verses; July 1, 2019


Deuteronomy 7:16 You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you. This is the … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; December 25, 2018


Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. As familiar as the Christmas story is, this little detail often gets overlooked. Angels are scary, and … Continue reading

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Boldness; October 8, 2018


2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. I tend to be surprised at hesitant Christians. This verse would indicate that such an attitude shows they don’t understand the glory of the New Covenant … Continue reading

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