Tag Archives: sin

Redemption; October 18, 2017


Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. It is interesting how much of the New Testament we can find in the Old. We tend to think of redemption strictly in … Continue reading

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

Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

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

Repentance; September 20, 2017


Nehemiah 9:33 “In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.” The Jews under Nehemiah and Ezra finally expressed some very valuable humility. We are so prone to accuse God … Continue reading

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

Humility; August 29, 2017


2 Chronicles 34:27 “Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what he spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in … Continue reading

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

Consequences of Sin; June 21, 2017


2 Samuel 12:14 “But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.” Repentance brings personal forgiveness, but it doesn’t necessarily remove the consequences of our sin, … Continue reading

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

Pride; June 9, 2017


1 Samuel 18:9-10 And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. Saul had already laid the groundwork for demonic possession by his disobedience, as … Continue reading

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

April 21, 2017


Acts 2:38-39 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments