Tag Archives: understanding

Gifts; January 7, 2019


Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new … Continue reading

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Knowing; December 30, 2018


1 John 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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Theology; November 12, 2018


Colossians 1:23 This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. Sometimes Paul writes stuff that makes Quantum Mechanics look simple by comparison! … Continue reading

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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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