Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 December 2021. Today’s topic: After the End

As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.” Daniel 12:13 (NIV). In concluding his book, Daniel records that the angel told him he would die.  Gee, what a happy ending!   He would die, then receive his inheritance.  Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 December 2021. Today’s topic: After the End”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 December 2021. Today’s topic: Hold Fast

“At the appointed time he will invade the South again, but this time the outcome will be different from what it was before. Ships of the western coastlands will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsakeContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 December 2021. Today’s topic: Hold Fast”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 November 2021. Today’s topic: Prophecy and Soothsayers

Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases. After he has arisen, his empire will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the power he exercised, because his empire will be uprooted andContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 November 2021. Today’s topic: Prophecy and Soothsayers”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 November 2021. Today’s topic: Historical Angels

“Now then, I tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. When he has gained power by his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.  Daniel 11:2 (NIV). The angel is prophesying about what will happenContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 November 2021. Today’s topic: Historical Angels”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 17 November 2021. Today’s topic: More Believe in Angels

And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him.  Daniel 11:1 (NIV). The start of chapter 11 of Daniel sees the angel, speaking to Daniel, telling him that he (the angel) had come to protect the person of Darius the Mede.   The last verse of chapter 10Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 17 November 2021. Today’s topic: More Believe in Angels”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 11 November 2021. Today’s topic: Overwhelmed

Then one who looked like a mantouched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, “I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I feel very weak. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and IContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 11 November 2021. Today’s topic: Overwhelmed”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 November 2021. Today’s topic: He Esteems Us

A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.  Daniel 10:11 (NIV). https://jesusplusnothing.com/series/post/Daniel10 bringsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 November 2021. Today’s topic: He Esteems Us”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 November 2021. Today’s topic: That Same Jesus?

On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs likeContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 November 2021. Today’s topic: That Same Jesus?”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 October 2021. Today’s topic: 2020

Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.  Daniel 9:18 (NIV). I’m going against popular opinion here and saying that 2020 wasn’t all that bad.   Sure, the covid epidemic blewContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 October 2021. Today’s topic: 2020”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 October 2021. Today’s topic: Too Big for My Britches

“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.  Daniel 9:17 (NIV). God is loving, merciful, honest, and it’s because He’s God, not because we deserve it.   After learning that God is God and I’m not, this is, perhaps, the next most importantContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 October 2021. Today’s topic: Too Big for My Britches”