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敬虔 Godliness

Grace 24th



At the 24th door stands a godly man full of years.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”—1 Timothy 6:6,7

赦し Pardon

Grace 23rd



The 23rd is not a door at all, just a blue sheet pulled back to reveal “pardon”.

“Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”—Isaiah 55:7

知識 Knowledge

Grace days 22nd




Within the 22nd door stands an aged person, knowledge.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.”—2 Peter 1:5-7

希望 Hope

Grace days 21st



The 21st door leads to the sea!

“Suffering produces perseverance; perseverence, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”—Romans 5:3-5

信仰 Faith

Grace 20th


「信仰も、もし行ないがなかったなら、それだけでは、死んだものです。さらに、こう言う人もあるでしょう。あなたは信仰を持っているが、私は行ないを持っています。行ないのないあなたの信仰を、私に見せてください。私は、行ないによって、私の信仰をあなたに見せてあげます。」ーーーヤコブ2:17, 18

Opening the 20th gate and peeping in we see faith.

“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”—James 2:17, 18

ほむべき Praiseworthy

Grace 19th



Within the 19th door is written “Praiseworthy”. What is most praiseworthy?

“We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.”—Psalm 78:4

すばらしい Excellent

Grace days 18th


「また私は、さらにまさる道を示してあげましょう。。。 こういうわけで、いつまでも残るものは信仰と希望と愛です。その中で一番すぐれているのは愛です。」1コリント12:31、13:13

Within the 18th door is someone rejoicing at something excellent. What?

“And now I will show you the most excellent way…. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

評判の良いこと Admirable

Grace 17th



Within the 17th door we find something or someone admirable.

“…whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”—Philippians 4:8

愛すべき Lovely

Grace 16th



Waiting at the 16th “door” is a lovely cat. I wonder what lovely deeds look like…

“Whatever is true, … whatever is lovely,…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”—Philippians 4:8

Again apologies for the repeated use of this lovely verse. It bears repeating, doesn’t it?

清い Pure

Grace 15th



Around the 15th door are people with pure hearts.

“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”—2 Timothy 2:22