Tag Archives: giving up

Depending on God; June 14, 2018


Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Jesus applied the same standard to us that He was held to Himself: the Father. As an eternal member of the Godhead He was able to meet that standard, even … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope; January 21, 2018


Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they … Continue reading

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Rewards; August 18, 2017


2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” We tend to think of Old Testament prophets as those who have books named for them, but there are many … Continue reading

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January 29, 2017


1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we … Continue reading

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January 9, 2017


Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. A major advantage to reading the Bible in more than one language is the different nuances that come out. Where the NIV says “Devote yourselves to prayer,” the Japanese here … Continue reading

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October 20, 2016


Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Sometimes Jesus’ disciples asked Him to explain the meaning of His parables and sometimes He volunteered the meaning, but … Continue reading

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August 18, 2015


Jeremiah 31:16 This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. I don’t know if this verse was in the writer’s mind at the … Continue reading

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