Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 August 2021 Today’s topic: Sources Say So

“The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.  Daniel 7:4 (NIV). Multiple sources (https://biblehub.com/commentaries/daniel/7-4.htm, https://lifehopeandtruth.com/prophecy/understanding-the-book-of-daniel/daniel-7/.Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 16 August 2021 Today’s topic: Sources Say So”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 21 July 2021 Today’s topic: Divine Justice, Natural Consequences

That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two. Daniel 5:30-31 (NIV). Let’s face it:  death will come for all of us.  Without the salvation of God Himself, we are both doomed and damned.  God, through His Son, Jesus, wants to anoint us with oil, to comfortContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 21 July 2021 Today’s topic: Divine Justice, Natural Consequences”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 July 2021 Today’s topic: Last Chance

Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.  Daniel 5:29 (NIV). This is Belshazzar’s last chance.   He has this final opportunity to plead with God, to pray for His mercy, to turn away this terrible swiftContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 July 2021 Today’s topic: Last Chance”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 July 2021 Today’s topic: The King Was Afraid

“This is the inscription that was written:  mene, mene, tekel, parsin.  “Here is what these words mean:  Mene:: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.  Tekel[: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.  Peres]: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”  Daniel 5:25-28 (NIV).Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 July 2021 Today’s topic: The King Was Afraid”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 July 2021 Today’s topic: For Thou Only Art Holy

“But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 July 2021 Today’s topic: For Thou Only Art Holy”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 July 2021 Today’s topic: Prophetically Shocking

“Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those heContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 July 2021 Today’s topic: Prophetically Shocking”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 July 2021 Today’s topic: Believable

So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, “Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah? I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. The wise men and enchanters were brought before me toContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 July 2021 Today’s topic: Believable”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 July 2021 Today’s topic: What Do You Believe?

The queen, hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. “May the king live forever!” she said. “Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale! There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to haveContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 July 2021 Today’s topic: What Do You Believe?”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 8 July 2021 Today’s topic: Never Alone

The king summoned the enchanters, astrologersand diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”  Then all the king’s wise men came in, butContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 8 July 2021 Today’s topic: Never Alone”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 July 2021 Today’s topic: Terrifying

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.  Daniel 5:5-6 (NIV). One minute Belshazzar is partying withContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 July 2021 Today’s topic: Terrifying”