Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 April 2021 Today’s topic: Set the Table

At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kindsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 22 April 2021 Today’s topic: Set the Table”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 April 2021 Today’s topic: Un-Daniel-Like

Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”.  Daniel 1:9-10 (NIV).Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 April 2021 Today’s topic: Un-Daniel-Like”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 April 2021 Today’s topic: Time for Boldness

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.  Daniel 1:8 (NIV). Daniel must have been a bold man.   He made up his mind to violate his captors’ rules while living in their hostile land.   What’s more, heContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 April 2021 Today’s topic: Time for Boldness”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 April 2021 Today’s topic: Name Changing

Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.  Daniel 1:6-7 (NIV). Let’s set the table to remember where we are.   Judah, the nation, has been captured and their home, Jerusalem,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 April 2021 Today’s topic: Name Changing”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 April 2021 Today’s topic: A Nutritious Lesson

The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.  Daniel 1:5 (NIV). So what if Daniel and his fellow servants got special food and drink?  So what indeed, or haven’t you heard of theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 14 April 2021 Today’s topic: A Nutritious Lesson”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babyloniaand put in the treasureContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 12 April 2021 Today’s topic: Daniel”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 24 February 2021 Today’s topic: Are You Terrified?

He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”  This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away from the Lord, because he had already told them so.).  Jonah 1:9-10 (NIV). Why would Jonah telling his shipmates that God wasContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 24 February 2021 Today’s topic: Are You Terrified?”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 February 2021 Today’s topic: He’s God, We Aren’t

He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”  Jonah 1:9 (NIV). Give credit to God, especially when you know you’ve made mistakes.  That should be the end of the blog post, right?   After all, it pretty much sums up one of the largest messages fromContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 February 2021 Today’s topic: He’s God, We Aren’t”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah

The vision of Obadiah.  This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom:  We have heard a message from the Lord:      An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, let us go against her for battle.”  Obadiah 1 (NIV). Welcome back to the Old Testament, the Bible that Jesus learned and quoted.   Let’s spend some time in itsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 4 January 2021 Today’s topic: About Obadiah”

Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 14 December 2020 Today’s topic: Listen to Enoch

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”  Jude 14-15 (NIV). There are twoContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 14 December 2020 Today’s topic: Listen to Enoch”