Tag Archives: self righteousness

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

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May 31, 2015


Luke 18:14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” A proverbial Japanese expression comes to mind … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

February 23, 2015


Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: The story that follows this verse is justly famous. It is an enormous comfort to those who throw themselves … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March 21, 2013


Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: This is a justly famous parable, and it’s important to understand to whom Jesus told it and why. Actually, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

April 6, 2012


Luke 23:40-42 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” … Continue reading

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment