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Inner Peace; October 14, 2017


Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. There is a very small difference in nuance between the English and the Japanese translations of this verse. Actually, it is just a shift … Continue reading

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Stress; September 15, 2017


Nehemiah 5:13 At this the whole assembly said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord. And the people did as they had promised. What a refreshing statement! It is a sad commentary on human nature that it is noteworthy when people do … Continue reading

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Leadership Skills; September 14, 2017


Nehemiah 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your … Continue reading

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God’s Solutions; September 5, 2017


Ezra 6:3 In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices, and let its foundations be laid. This is … Continue reading

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Unity in Obedience; August 24, 2017


2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the Lord. Genuine unity comes … Continue reading

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God’s Control; August 6, 2017


2 Kings 23:25 Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the … Continue reading

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Numbers; July 26, 2017


2 Kings 6:16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” This is a story and a verse that I have liked for longer than I can remember. It … Continue reading

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