Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 20 October 2022. Today’s topic: Beyond Compare

Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Joel 2:13 “Rending” one’s clothes is an old custom.   In our world, to be honest, it’s odd.   When something traumatic happens, you tear your clothes.   RipContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Joel, 20 October 2022. Today’s topic: Beyond Compare”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 14 March 2022. Today’s topic: God Promises

Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”  So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.  Galatians 3:8-9 (NIV). In Romans 4:21, Paul says, concerning Abraham, “being fully persuaded that God hadContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 14 March 2022. Today’s topic: God Promises”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 9 March 2022. Today’s topic: Made Righteous Anyway

So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Galatians 3:6 (NIV). Paul’s verse here uses a four-thousand-year-old story to remind us today of just how faith works.   God touches us, reaches out to us, and we get to then believe.   When we believe, God credits His love, His salvation toContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 9 March 2022. Today’s topic: Made Righteous Anyway”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 11 October 2021. Today’s topic: God is God and I’m Not

“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of ourContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 11 October 2021. Today’s topic: God is God and I’m Not”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 June 2021 Today’s topic: Perhaps

Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.  Therefore I decree that the people of any nationContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 3 June 2021 Today’s topic: Perhaps”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 6 May 2021 Today’s topic: Only God

Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.  Daniel 2:17-18 (NIV). Prayer works.   It isn’t justContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 6 May 2021 Today’s topic: Only God”

Practical Proverbial, from 2 Peter, 5 November 2020. Today’s topic: Worth Fighting For

Exciting News! Our new site is up and running! We will shortly be moving these posts over to it and sunsetting the previous site. Check out aspiringwriterdt.com so that you don’t miss out!!! The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 2 Peter, 5 November 2020. Today’s topic: Worth Fighting For”