Tag Archives: serving God

Tools; August 5, 2019


Psalm 44:6-7 I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. Weapons, or any tools, for that matter, are all well … Continue reading

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Sanctuary; July 22, 2019


Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Two things strike me about this verse. One is a sharp difference in translation between the English and the Japanese here. Where English translations are pretty thoroughly … Continue reading

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Sleep; July 19, 2019


Psalms 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Sleep disorders of one sort or another are a very common problem these days. We prioritize “screen time” and let … Continue reading

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RIP; June 21, 2019


Revelation 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Thinking … Continue reading

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Prayer; June 3, 2019


1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. I find … Continue reading

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Rewards; May 24, 2019


Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ … Continue reading

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Representing Christ; May 12, 2019


Philippians 1:26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. Where some translations have “your joy in Christ,” the Japanese has the more literal, “your pride in me.” There … Continue reading

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