Tag Archives: personal purity

February 10, 2015


Isaiah 66:2 “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” The Bible speaks again and again about the virtues of humility, but here we have God Himself saying that … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014


1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013


Hosea 12:6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. Again and again throughout the Bible God promises blessings of all sorts, and then makes it clear that those are contingent … Continue reading

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August 7, 2013


Exodus 20:1-2 And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” Before giving Moses the 10 Commandments, God reminded him, and through him the whole … Continue reading

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January 28, 2013


Isaiah 32:8 But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands. This is one of those rare passages where I like the NIV better than the Japanese! In the second half of the verse, the Japanese … Continue reading

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July 22, 2012


1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. What Paul is talking … Continue reading

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January 20, 2012


Isaiah 65:12 “I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.” As I read this my immediate response is that it is all too … Continue reading

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