Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 31 May 2021 Today’s topic: Lessons From Babylon

Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and otherContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 31 May 2021 Today’s topic: Lessons From Babylon”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 May 2021 Today’s topic: Rage in Babylon

Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipeContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 May 2021 Today’s topic: Rage in Babylon”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 May 2021 Today’s topic: Groundwork

Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 May 2021 Today’s topic: Groundwork”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 May 2021 Today’s topic: So, There You Have It

 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a rock wasContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 May 2021 Today’s topic: So, There You Have It”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 May 2021 Today’s topic: An Amazing Turn of Events

When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. At this, Daniel went in to the kingContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 May 2021 Today’s topic: An Amazing Turn of Events”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 May 2021 Today’s topic: The Experts

The astrologers answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they doContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 May 2021 Today’s topic: The Experts”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 27 April 2021 Today’s topic: Sort Of

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know whatContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 27 April 2021 Today’s topic: Sort Of”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 April 2021 Today’s topic: Nebuchadnezzar

At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service.  In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questionedContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 April 2021 Today’s topic: Nebuchadnezzar”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 April 2021 Today’s topic: Set the Table

At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kindsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 April 2021 Today’s topic: Set the Table”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 April 2021 Today’s topic: Name Changing

Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.  Daniel 1:6-7 (NIV). Let’s set the table to remember where we are.   Judah, the nation, has been captured and their home, Jerusalem,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 April 2021 Today’s topic: Name Changing”