Tag Archives: priorities

Desires; January 9, 2018


Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. I find this verse very comforting at the moment, particularly as the NIV has interpreted it. The Japanese translation is … Continue reading

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Priorities; December 30, 2017


Luke 2:49-50 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Jesus wasn’t being deliberately disobedient to Mary and … Continue reading

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Better than Life; October 31, 2017


Psalm 63:3-4 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I learned these verses as a song … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters; October 24, 2017


Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” This Psalm was evidently written shortly after an earthquake. Natural disasters are called “acts of God” … Continue reading

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The Lordship of Christ; October 5, 2017


Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” This Psalm, and especially verse 6, was a favorite of my father and grandfather before me. On top of that, Peter … Continue reading

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Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

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Active Obedience; August 26, 2017


2 Chronicles 31:21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. This passage gives us a glimpse … Continue reading

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