Tag Archives: pleasing God

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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June 28, 2014


Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. This admonition is implied or illustrated several other times in the Bible, but nowhere as succinctly this. These are indeed … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013


2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives. As often happens, the English and the Japanese divide the sentences differently, which … Continue reading

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