Tag Archives: love

Desires; January 9, 2018


Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. I find this verse very comforting at the moment, particularly as the NIV has interpreted it. The Japanese translation is … Continue reading

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Hope; December 11, 2017


Zechariah 9:12 “Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” The NIV seems very poetic – prisoners of hope – but the Japanese seems a bit easier … 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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Emotions; September 4, 2017


Ezra 3:13 No-one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away. Intense emotions of various sorts can indeed become jumbled … Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving; August 11, 2017


1 Chronicles 29:9 The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly. The fact of the matter is, there is joy in giving. … Continue reading

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Genuine Wisdom; July 7, 2017


1 Kings 11:4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. Here we have the … Continue reading

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World Missions; July 4, 2017


1 Kings 8:41-43 “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name—for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched … Continue reading

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