Tag Archives: Japan

Renouncing Idolatry; February 14, 2018


Jeremiah 16:19-20 O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did … Continue reading

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Dry Ground; January 31, 2018


Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. I am very amused at how the Lord … Continue reading

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Sin and Salvation; January 30, 2018


Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. This chapter as a whole is an incredibly rich prophecy … Continue reading

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Justice; January 23, 2018


Isaiah 42:3-4 “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his … Continue reading

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The Name of God; January 3, 2018


Psalms 144:15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. This verse really makes sense only when you understand that LORD (as the NIV renders it) is actually YHWH, the … Continue reading

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Alienation; December 15, 2017


John 1:11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. I think we generally gloss over this verse, because most of us have not experienced anything near the level of rejection that Jesus … Continue reading

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Love; November 22, 2017


Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever. Most places in Psalms where the English says, “love,” the Japanese renders it as “grace/blessing.” Sometimes that comes across as real insight, because we … Continue reading

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