Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 24 August 2021 Today’s Topic: Ancient of Days

As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat.  His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool.  His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.  A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him.  Thousands upon thousandsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 24 August 2021 Today’s Topic: Ancient of Days”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 August 2021 Today’s Topic: The Beast

“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.  Daniel 7:7 (NIV). Daniel 7:7 directly callsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 August 2021 Today’s Topic: The Beast”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 August 2021 Today’s topic: Two For One, As He Does

“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.  Daniel 7:6 (NIV). Many people believe this third beast signifies the Greek Empire (https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/daniel-7-6.htmlContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 August 2021 Today’s topic: Two For One, As He Does”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 17 August 2021 Today’s topic: What Matters

“And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’  Daniel 7:5 (NIV). This vision of the second of the fourContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 17 August 2021 Today’s topic: What Matters”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 August 2021 Today’s topic: A Morning Full of Miracles

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”  Daniel answered, “May the kingContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 5 August 2021 Today’s topic: A Morning Full of Miracles”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Rescues

 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”  Daniel 6:16 (NIV). Even if you aren’t well-read on your Bible, chances are you’ve heard the story of Daniel in the lions’ den.  Building up toContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Rescues”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 July 2021 Today’s topic: Just Like Us

Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could findContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 26 July 2021 Today’s topic: Just Like Us”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 July 2021 Today’s topic: New Masters

It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Daniel 6:1-2 (NIV). The second half of the book of Daniel begins here.   Up until now, the book has been pure history.  For theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 July 2021 Today’s topic: New Masters”

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, 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”