Tag Archives: treasure

Greed; June 24, 2018


Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Jesus’ instructions to “be on your guard” here are something … Continue reading

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True Treasure; May 3, 2018


Matthew 6:21, 33 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This whole passage is extremely practical and … Continue reading

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What We Rely On; October 8, 2017


Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. I have loved a song that arranged from verses 6-8 for a long time, and have translated it into … Continue reading

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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

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May 16, 2015


Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew tells the story of his own salvation … Continue reading

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June 5, 2014


Proverbs 10:2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death. At first glance this seems to be talking only about money, but I think a wider reading is appropriate. Treasure is whatever we value highly and work … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013


Deuteronomy 6:11-12 “When you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” This is an ongoing problem with mankind. When we’re in trouble … Continue reading

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