Ancient Sayings from Japan


These 35 ancient Japanese sayings are proverbs that reflect the thinking of a sometimes mysterious and hard to comprehend people group. I especially like number 34. It reminds me of Proverbs 18:4 "The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook."

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearl of Great Price

What if the guy who sold everything he had to buy the incomparable pearl of great price was God and you were the incomparable pearl? The text certainly allows for that interpretation and I have taught it that way for years. The concept was first introduced to me by my good friend, John Milgate when he was teaching at Maranatha Bible Church around thirty years ago. 

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