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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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God’s Grace; September 9, 2017


Ezra 9:13 “What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved and have given us a remnant like this.” … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Pride; August 9, 2017


1 Chronicles 28:9 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you … 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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Externals; June 6, 2017


1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but … Continue reading

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April 18, 2017


John 20:21-23 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are … Continue reading

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