Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 4 October 2021. Today’s topic: Pray Like Daniel

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your nameContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 4 October 2021. Today’s topic: Pray Like Daniel”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 September 2021. Today’s topic: Jeremiah

In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom—in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the LordContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 30 September 2021. Today’s topic: Jeremiah”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 September 2021. Today’s topic: Sit on It

“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”  I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.   Daniel 8:26-27 (NIV). AtContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 29 September 2021. Today’s topic: Sit on It”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 September 2021 Today’s topic: Significant Messenger

While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man. And I heard a man’s voice from the Ulai calling, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision.”  As he came near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell prostrate. “Son of man,”Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 September 2021 Today’s topic: Significant Messenger”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 September 2021 Today’s topic: And Yet

In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me. In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai Canal. I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 13 September 2021 Today’s topic: And Yet”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 9 September 2021 Today’s topic: What God Asks

“This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”  Daniel 7:28 (NIV). Here ends Daniel’s recounting of this particular vision.   Future chapters of the book will contain other visions and other prophecies.   Today’s verse is the conclusion to this one.Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 9 September 2021 Today’s topic: What God Asks”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 September 2021 Today’s topic: Well That’s Just Great

“Then I wanted to know the meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the otherContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 September 2021 Today’s topic: Well That’s Just Great”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 31 August 2021 Today’s topic: It’ll Happen Then, and Now

‘The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth. But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’  Daniel 7:17-18 (NIV). More words of comfort from the angel.   He confirms that the four bests Daniel saw are indeed four kingdoms of the earth;Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 31 August 2021 Today’s topic: It’ll Happen Then, and Now”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 August 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel’s Redeemer Lives

 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion thatContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 August 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel’s Redeemer Lives”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 25 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Will Prevail

“Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)  Daniel 7:11-12 (NIV). These verses tieContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 25 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Will Prevail”