Tag Archives: pleasing God

Imperfection; January 2, 2019


2 John 1:4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. When you think about it, this is a pretty remarkable statement. John has great joy … Continue reading

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Marriage; November 3, 2018


Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. I find it amusing to have this passage on a day when I am performing a wedding, because I always read this … Continue reading

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Words and Thoughts; October 7, 2017


Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. This Psalm, and especially the last eight verses of it, are dearly loved by … Continue reading

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February 1, 2017


Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of … Continue reading

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May 30, 2016


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. Right here we have a clear put-down of the practice of “indulgences” that triggered the Protestant Reformation. If a person’s heart is … Continue reading

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September 19, 2015


Galatians 5:5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. We sometimes forget that Paul was painfully aware that he wasn’t yet righteous by God’s standards, and was simply wearing the mantle of … Continue reading

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February 21, 2015


Luke 1:51 “He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.” The Bible deals with our activities a good bit, both good and bad, but it also speaks of our … Continue reading

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