Tag Archives: following God

Righteousness; November 12, 2017


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. There’s an interesting difference in tenses between the NIV and the Japanese here. The first half of the verse is in complete agreement, but in the second … Continue reading

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Response to Opposition; September 16, 2017


Nehemiah 6:9 They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah was faced with satanic opposition expressed through … Continue reading

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Leadership; May 20, 2017


Joshua 6:16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!” Differences in language can be very interesting. In English, the command to shout is … Continue reading

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February 13, 2017


Genesis 24:50 Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. Sometimes the Lord makes things extremely clear, and when He does so, we had better get in line. … Continue reading

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March 31, 2016


1 Samuel 8:7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.” What the Lord said to Samuel can … Continue reading

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November 14, 2015


Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” This is a very powerful Scripture for those who, like Gideon, have their … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015


Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Here we have yet another illustration of why David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22): … Continue reading

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