Tag Archives: forgiveness

Redemption; October 18, 2017


Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. It is interesting how much of the New Testament we can find in the Old. We tend to think of redemption strictly in … Continue reading

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Repentance; September 20, 2017


Nehemiah 9:33 “In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.” The Jews under Nehemiah and Ezra finally expressed some very valuable humility. We are so prone to accuse God … Continue reading

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God’s Righteousness; September 18, 2017


Nehemiah 9:8 “You have kept your promise because you are righteous.” Most of this chapter is a recounting of Israel’s history, and this statement to the Lord is at the foundation of it all. The Jews here are proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Recovering from Mistakes; July 28, 2017


2 Kings 8:4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” Sometimes the Old Testament narrative leaves questions about chronology. It seems … Continue reading

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Consequences of Sin; June 21, 2017


2 Samuel 12:14 “But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.” Repentance brings personal forgiveness, but it doesn’t necessarily remove the consequences of our sin, … Continue reading

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Revenge vs. Forgiveness; June 13, 2017


1 Samuel 24:12 “May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.” David’s dependence on God was complete. He not only trusted … Continue reading

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God Fighting For Us; May 23, 2017


Joshua 23:10-11 “One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God.” There is a distinction in Japanese here that clears up … Continue reading

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