George YoungGeorge Young

George Young

George Young, a native New Yorker, worked as a taxi driver in New York City before studying to become a pastor. Then he, his wife Ruth, and their children were missionaries for many years in northeastern Japan. They worked with ministers and believers from the Reformed Church in Japan to spread the good news of salvation in Christ and ­establish new churches. Now George and Ruth are retired and live in the northeastern United States, nearer to their children and grandchildren.

October 31, 2018

War and Peace

Revelation 12:7-12
Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.

October 30, 2018


Psalm 37:1-29
The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.

October 29, 2018


Ephesians 1:3-10
In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ.

October 28, 2018

With God’s Spirit in Us

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live. . . .

October 27, 2018

Justice Like a River

Amos 5:18-24
Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

October 26, 2018

The Stream of Nations

Isaiah 2:1-5
In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.

October 25, 2018

Wise Builders

Matthew 7:24-27
Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

October 24, 2018

Broken Cisterns Hold No Water

Jeremiah 2:11-19
My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

October 23, 2018

Treasure in Clay Jars

2 Corinthians 4
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

October 22, 2018

A New Heart

Ezekiel 36:24-32
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you.

October 21, 2018

Love the Lord, Listen to His Voice

Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.

October 20, 2018

Wheat, Weeds, and a Mustard Seed

Matthew 13:24-32
The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from?’

October 19, 2018

Lost and Found

Luke 15:11-32
While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

October 18, 2018

The Body

1 Corinthians 12:4-30
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

October 17, 2018

Priestly Garments

Exodus 28:15-29
There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel. . . .

October 16, 2018

The Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 25:10-22
Between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you. . . .

October 15, 2018

The Passover

Exodus 12:1-13
Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

October 14, 2018

A Bronze Snake on a Pole

Numbers 21:4-9
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

October 13, 2018

The Rock

Exodus 17:1-7
They drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

October 12, 2018

The Holy City

Revelation 21:9-27
The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. . . . The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light. . . .

October 11, 2018

A Beautiful Bride

Revelation 21:1-5
I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

October 10, 2018


Genesis 22:1-19
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

October 9, 2018

The Curtain of the Temple

Mark 15:33-39
With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

October 8, 2018

The Scapegoat

Leviticus 16:20-22
He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins. . . .

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