Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 April 2021 Today’s topic: A Nutritious Lesson

The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.  Daniel 1:5 (NIV). So what if Daniel and his fellow servants got special food and drink?  So what indeed, or haven’t you heard of theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 April 2021 Today’s topic: A Nutritious Lesson”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 April 2021 Today’s topic: No Coincidences

Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility — young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was toContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 April 2021 Today’s topic: No Coincidences”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babyloniaand put in the treasureContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 3 February 2021 Today’s topic: Exiles

This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan will possess the land as far as Zarephath; the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the towns of the Negev.  Obadiah 20 (NIV). The exiles:   that’s us. Sure, Obadiah’s prophecy directly referred to the Jews who had been taken captive in Babylon.   God would returnContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 3 February 2021 Today’s topic: Exiles”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others

People from the Negev will occupy the mountains of Esau, and people from the foothills will possess the land of the Philistines.  They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria, and Benjamin will possess Gilead.  Obadiah 19 (NIV). This verse harkens back to God’s original promise to Jacob/Israel about the land he and his descendants would inherit.   GodContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 2 February 2021 Today’s topic: Bless So Many Others”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah

The vision of Obadiah.  This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom:  We have heard a message from the Lord:      An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, let us go against her for battle.”  Obadiah 1 (NIV). Welcome back to the Old Testament, the Bible that Jesus learned and quoted.   Let’s spend some time in itsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah”