Tag Archives: understanding

God’s Plans; July 3, 2018


John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Mary is a good example to us in a number of ways, and here she gives some of the best advice ever: “do whatever Jesus says.” I … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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God’s Word; November 26, 2017


Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. The Japanese rendering of this verse seems much more picturesque than the NIV: “When the door of Your Word opens, light shines in, giving understanding … Continue reading

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Learning from History; November 19, 2017


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. This verse gives the purpose of the whole Psalm, and it’s an important one. It fits in with the secular proverb that … Continue reading

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God our Creator; September 29, 2017


Job 38:36 “Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind?” From chapter 38 we have God answering Job, and all the way through the end of chapter 39 it is a succession of rhetorical questions to … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Understanding; September 26, 2017


Job 32:8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. The Bible speaks of wisdom and understanding several places, perhaps most famously in Proverbs: “The fear of the Lord is the … Continue reading

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May 2, 2017


Deuteronomy 12:28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes … Continue reading

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