Tag Archives: spiritual growth

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

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God’s Control; October 16, 2017


Psalm 32:9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. This verse struck me a long time ago, but I … Continue reading

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Growing Faith; October 15, 2017


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Trust; October 13, 2017


Psalm 28:1, 8 To you I call, O Lord my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I shall be like those who have gone down to the pit. The Lord is the … Continue reading

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Present-Tense Faith; October 10, 2017


Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Even this most familiar of all the Psalms deserves further meditation. There is a minor difference in tense between the Japanese and the English in this first … Continue reading

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Encountering God; September 30, 2017


Job 42:5-6 “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” A genuine revelation of God changes whoever experiences it. We don’t know how the Lord … Continue reading

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God our Teacher; September 28, 2017


Job 36:22 “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?” God is indeed the ultimate Teacher, so the question is the caliber of His students. God provides lesson after lesson, but if we react in resentment … Continue reading

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