Tag Archives: forgiveness

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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February 23, 2017


Genesis 50:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Joseph was able to forgive because he was able to recognize God’s hand in what … Continue reading

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October 22, 2016


Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” It struck me as I was reading this just now … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016


Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” For most thoughtful believers, these … Continue reading

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