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Marriage; April 26, 2018


Malachi 2:16 “I hate divorce,” says the Lord God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the Lord Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break … Continue reading

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Legalism; March 2, 2018


Ezekiel 20:25 “I also gave them over to statutes that were not good and laws they could not live by.” This is an absolutely incredible verse to me. In verses 11, 13, and 21 God specifies that the person who … Continue reading

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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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