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Revenge vs. Forgiveness; June 13, 2017


1 Samuel 24:12 “May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.” David’s dependence on God was complete. He not only trusted … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016


Matthew 6:14-15 β€œFor if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” For most thoughtful believers, these … Continue reading

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May 25, 2016


Psalm 109:21 But you, O Sovereign Lord, deal well with me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. This is not a comfortable Psalm to read, as David asks God for all sorts of … Continue reading

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May 4, 2016


Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. The way I read this, Job had to forgive his friends before God could/would restore … Continue reading

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February 18, 2016


1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. This speaks to a deeply entrenched human trait. In Japanese culture, … Continue reading

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May 29, 2014


Psalm 140:12-13 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you. I would doubt very much that Psalm … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013


Psalm 7:9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. This sounds like a prayer for today! Actually, it is a prayer for all the ages … Continue reading

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