Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 28 April 2022. Today’s topic: Now, Run

I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong.  Galatians 4:12 (NIV). Without some context, this verse may be hard to understand.   During Paul’s initial trip to Galatia, he got sick.   Nobody knows specifically what the illness was.   We only know he became ill.   TheContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 28 April 2022. Today’s topic: Now, Run”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 September 2021 Today’s topic: The Winning Side of History

 “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, differentContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 7 September 2021 Today’s topic: The Winning Side of History”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 July 2021 Today’s topic: Last Chance

Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.  Daniel 5:29 (NIV). This is Belshazzar’s last chance.   He has this final opportunity to plead with God, to pray for His mercy, to turn away this terrible swiftContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 20 July 2021 Today’s topic: Last Chance”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 July 2021 Today’s topic: For Thou Only Art Holy

“But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 15 July 2021 Today’s topic: For Thou Only Art Holy”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 24 March 2021 Today’s topic: The Sopranos in Ninevah

When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.  Jonah 3:6 (NIV). If you’ve ever read the book of Job, today’s verse sounds very Job-like.   Going further back in the Bible, it’s what Mordecai did (inContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 24 March 2021 Today’s topic: The Sopranos in Ninevah”

Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 March 2021 Today’s topic: This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen

The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.  Jonah 3:5 (NIV). This wasn’t supposed to happen.   Jonah was supposed to go to Ninevah, proclaim God’s message, and be murdered for it.   That’s the biggest reason why Jonah ran in the first place.  Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Jonah, 23 March 2021 Today’s topic: This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen”