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Daniel 5

Read Daniel 5 – Mene, mene, tekel, parsin – Here we have Belshazzar, son of Nebuchadnezzar, ruling Babylon and hosting a debaucherous banquet. It must have felt so rebellious when he had the holy goblets brought in with utter disdain, praising his gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone with them. Verses :5-6,… Continue reading Daniel 5

Daniel 4

Read Daniel 4 – Another dream – It seems as if King Neb is sharing this in hindsight. In verses :2-3 he is praising God and thanking him for all the Lord performed in him… He said he told the dream to his wise men and they could not explain it; then he told Daniel…… Continue reading Daniel 4

Daniel 3

Read Daniel 3 – Forced religion meets true faith and courage – Chapter 3 is a picture of forced religion. The king determined he was to be worshipped by everyone; he determined how he was to be worshipped and set his demands against the threat of death. Our God is nothing like that – Hallelujah!… Continue reading Daniel 3

Daniel 2 – Part 2

Read Daniel 2:29-49 – But because God wants you to understand… That’s from :30 “And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.” This was a unique situation of course, but God is… Continue reading Daniel 2 – Part 2

Daniel 2, part 1

Read Daniel 2:1-28 – God is in control. We find suspense, certain death, a vision and rescue all in Chapter 2. So, King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream he wants interpreted by his panel of experts, yet he refuses to tell them what the dream was. When no one can do it he orders the death… Continue reading Daniel 2, part 1

Daniel 1

Read Daniel 1 – The Lord gave, now God, God gave, and God gave… The Lord’s hand over Daniel’s circumstances is shown throughout this chapter (:2,9,17). Daniel begins with a time stamp to show us when and where in history these things occurred, commentaries show this to be 605 b.c. and this is substantiated by… Continue reading Daniel 1

Daniel

Daniel – History and future unfold. Daniel is the 27th of 39 books in the Old Testament, between Ezekiel and Hosea. You probably want to use the table of contents in your bible to find it. Go ahead and read any introduction your bible includes to get a feel for it. We just finished Zephaniah,… Continue reading Daniel

Zephaniah

Read Zephaniah – read and reflect on the three chapters as a whole. This is different from what we’ve done with other books because Zephaniah hit me differently than other books and I am not ready to move on…. and if I’m feeling this way, maybe you are too. I had to confess to the… Continue reading Zephaniah

Zephaniah 3

Read Zephaniah 3 – Rebellion and redemption – Jerusalem is in a pridefully broken place, “No one can tell it anything, it refuses all correction.  It does not trust in the LORD or draw near to its God.” :2  That sounds very much like the times we are living in. Things are bad, but look… Continue reading Zephaniah 3

Zephaniah 2

Read Zephaniah 2 – Second chances – Our chapter opens with a second chance to repent. “Gather before judgment begins, before your time of judgment begins, before your time to repent is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the fierce fury of the LORD falls and the terrible day of the LORD’S anger begins.… Continue reading Zephaniah 2

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