Tag Archives: morning devotions

Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

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October 17, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have always preferred Luke’s rendition of this famous teaching of Jesus over … Continue reading

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October 4, 2016


Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. I think it is very significant that Mark’s Gospel has this in … Continue reading

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May 6, 2016


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. I have written and even preached on this verse, because it expresses an essential part of … Continue reading

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January 24, 2016


Ezekiel 3:7 “But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for the whole house of Israel is hardened and obstinate.” Jesus echoed this to His disciples, though … Continue reading

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August 17, 2015


Jeremiah 29:13-14 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord. This letter from Jeremiah to the exiles in Babylon is significant for a number … Continue reading

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March 21, 2015


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. This verse is not unreasonably used fairly often in support of the practice of morning devotions. … Continue reading

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