Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 October 2021. Today’s topic: In Prayer

While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill—while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.   Daniel 9:20-21Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 October 2021. Today’s topic: In Prayer”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 4 October 2021. Today’s topic: Pray Like Daniel

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your nameContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 4 October 2021. Today’s topic: Pray Like Daniel”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 September 2021. Today’s topic: Jeremiah

In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom—in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the LordContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 September 2021. Today’s topic: Jeremiah”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 September 2021. Today’s topic: Sit on It

“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”  I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.   Daniel 8:26-27 (NIV). AtContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 September 2021. Today’s topic: Sit on It”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 August 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel’s Redeemer Lives

 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion thatContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 August 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel’s Redeemer Lives”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 July 2021 Today’s topic: Tattletales

Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 July 2021 Today’s topic: Tattletales”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 July 2021 Today’s topic: New Masters

It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Daniel 6:1-2 (NIV). The second half of the book of Daniel begins here.   Up until now, the book has been pure history.  For theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 July 2021 Today’s topic: New Masters”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 June 2021 Today’s topic: Nothing Without Jesus

Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him. So the king said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.”  Belteshazzar answered, “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries! The tree you saw, which grew large andContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 June 2021 Today’s topic: Nothing Without Jesus”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 8 June 2021 Today’s topic: Tough Faith

I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous. I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me. So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. When the magicians, enchanters, astrologersand diviners came, I toldContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 8 June 2021 Today’s topic: Tough Faith”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 June 2021 Today’s topic: Uncommon God

King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth:  May you prosper greatly!  It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders!  His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; hisContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 June 2021 Today’s topic: Uncommon God”