Tag Archives: purity

Forgiveness; February 5, 2019


Luke 5:20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Forgiveness is one of the major themes of the whole Bible. Right after including forgiveness in teaching His disciples to pray, Jesus said what has got … Continue reading

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Holiness; November 20, 2018


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. In some circles today … Continue reading

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The Provision of the Holy Spirit; October 26, 2017


Psalm 51:10-11 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. This Psalm is justly one of the most famous, … Continue reading

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July 6, 2016


Psalm 75:6-7 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. This is something we see and yet have a … Continue reading

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December 15, 2015


Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. The inclusion of this passage is one reason I am convinced … Continue reading

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October 21, 2015


1 John 3:3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. Many places in the Japanese Bible, where the English says “holy,” the Japanese uses the character for holy but gives a reading for … Continue reading

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June 7, 2015


Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. I hadn’t expected a follow-up to yesterday’s content today, but here it is. Acceptance is part and parcel of belonging; if we … Continue reading

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