Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 11 October 2022. Today’s topic: Glorious to Behold

Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes.  Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste—nothing escapes them.  They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry.  With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like aContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 11 October 2022. Today’s topic: Glorious to Behold”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 4 January 2022. Today’s topic: In Our Present Evil Age

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  Galatians 1:3-5 (NIV). Two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth – Messiah, Immanuel,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 4 January 2022. Today’s topic: In Our Present Evil Age”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 28 September 2021. Today’s topic: In the Time of the Evil One

“In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. He willContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 28 September 2021. Today’s topic: In the Time of the Evil One”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 27 September 2021. Today’s topic: Pay Attention

The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 27 September 2021. Today’s topic: Pay Attention”

Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 26 January 2021 Today’s topic: Our Personal Marshall Plans

You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.  Obadiah 14 (NIV). The Concordia Study Bible reference for this verse is from 1 Kings.  It takes place during the life of Elijah, the great prophet.   1 Kings 18:4 outlines a differentContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Obadiah, 26 January 2021 Today’s topic: Our Personal Marshall Plans”

Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 15 December 2020 Today’s topic: For People Everywhere, Anytime

These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.  Jude 16 (NIV). In this verse, Jude is talking about the sinners who live against God’s order, specifically the ancient people from Enoch’s time.   In referenced later verses, Paul and Peter also talk about peopleContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jude, 15 December 2020 Today’s topic: For People Everywhere, Anytime”