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 Jude, 9 December 2020 Today’s topic: Jude’s Downer

These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.  Jude 12 (NIV). I’m going to admit:   this verse is a bit of a downer.   I mean, when someone splashes cold water onContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 9 December 2020 Today’s topic: Jude’s Downer”