Tag Archives: God’s character

Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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March 31, 2017


Deuteronomy 4:39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. This is the definitive statement of monotheism. Many cultures balk at this. India is … Continue reading

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July 19, 2016


Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. It is very interesting that this Psalm of praise and exhortation to praise starts off with this … Continue reading

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July 6, 2015


Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Going between languages produces some interesting insights. The term the Japanese uses … Continue reading

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April 19, 2015


Psalm 78:36-37 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. This whole rather long Psalm is a litany of … Continue reading

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July 6, 2014


Isaiah 30:18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Once again we have a greatly comforting statement … Continue reading

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May 16, 2014


Psalm 112:1 Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. This Psalm is another listing of the benefits of fearing the Lord. There are many such Psalms, and several are, … Continue reading

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