Tag Archives: patience

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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November 22, 2016


Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Here we have one of the best keys to a happy life in the here and now. It is … Continue reading

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November 18, 2016


Acts 22:16 “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” The three different records in acts of Saul/Paul’s conversion each give slightly different details, enriching the record. Since … Continue reading

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