Tag Archives: patience

Doing God’s Word; June 19, 2018


Luke 8:21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” Considering how His family had received Him not long before this, this doesn’t seem too surprising a response. There is also … Continue reading

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Anxiety; April 12, 2018


Micah 4:11-12 But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, “Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!” But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord; they do not understand his plan, he who … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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Patience; December 9, 2017


Isaiah 7:13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also?” Various English translations render this verse using “weary,” and the … Continue reading

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January 9, 2017


Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. A major advantage to reading the Bible in more than one language is the different nuances that come out. Where the NIV says “Devote yourselves to prayer,” the Japanese here … Continue reading

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January 8, 2017


Colossians 1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. This is a … Continue reading

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December 26, 2016


Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. Simeon was one of the last people to experience … Continue reading

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