Tag Archives: grace

Loving God; June 18, 2018


Luke 7:47 “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.” The whole issue when it comes to forgiveness is the awareness of our need. If we … Continue reading

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God’s Provision; April 28, 2018


Matthew 1:24-25 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he … Continue reading

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Prayer; April 22, 2018


Zechariah 10:1 Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone. One significant background detail is important in … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; February 21, 2018


Jeremiah 31:14 “I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the Lord. Sometimes the more literal Japanese translation is interesting. In this case, it says, “I will satisfy the souls of … Continue reading

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Growing Faith; December 18, 2017


Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. This verse is quoted often, and with excellent reason. It is … Continue reading

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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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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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