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Poverty and Wealth; January 6, 2019


Revelation 2:9 I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! When reading the 2nd chapter of Revelation we tend to focus on the warning passages, specifically places like the statement that the church in Ephesus had forsaken their … Continue reading

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March 14, 2016


Genesis 32:9-10 Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O Lord, who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ I am unworthy of … Continue reading

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May 15, 2015


Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” The Beatitudes are one of the most famous of all Jesus’ teachings, precisely because they turn human logic on its head, and this very first … Continue reading

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April 7, 2014


Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. The fact that this Psalm is an acrostic poem in Hebrew, starting … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013


Luke 1:18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” In many ways Zechariah is the very picture of the majority of people today. … Continue reading

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December 5, 2013


Isaiah 11:3-4 He will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with … Continue reading

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October 4, 2013


Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Once again we have an interesting difference in translation. Where the NIV says “takes delight in,” the Japanese simply says “loves.” Thinking about it, … Continue reading

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