Two Sisters

Martha received him into her house. Sister, Mary, sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. Martha was dragged about with much serving. Martha said, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.” Jesus answered and said...

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Balm for Bitterness

Ruth came out of Moab, a nation with a strange and despicable origin. This people group’s ancestry reached back to Lot and the days after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the midst of his family’s escape from the fire fall, Lot’s wife lagged behind and turned her gaze...

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Divinely Bigger

World Cannot Provide We have now been in Japan for nearly one year and have gained some perspective of the Japanese lifestyle. There are so many great things to be learned, especially in terms of etiquette, respect for others, and work ethic.  We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know people here and share a part of...

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The Transparent

It lurks in the recesses of a man’s heart and will surely burst forth when provoked by circumstance, and Job’s stuffings came out a display of abject transparency. We can say that Job’s transparency painted him badly; three acquaintances felt this, but his plight had baffled his own sense of justice....

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The More Excellent Way

“And I will show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). This sentence from the apostle Paul serves to set up his magnificent treatise on the preeminence of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  “A still more excellent way” — the words conclude Chapter 12, one that describes spiritual...

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