November 25 Daniel 10-12

November 25  Daniel 10-12 (ESV) Daniel’s Terrifying Vision of a Man 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict. [1] And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days … More November 25 Daniel 10-12

Dare to be a Daniel

Reading Daniel 6 today I recalled an old hymn from my childhood days: Standing by a purpose true, Heeding God’s command, Honor them, the faithful few! All hail to Daniel’s band! Refrain: Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone! Dare to have a purpose firm! Dare to make it known. John Piper, in … More Dare to be a Daniel

November 22 Daniel 5-6

November 22 Daniel 5-6 (ESV) The Handwriting on the Wall 5:1 King Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in front of the thousand. 2 Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father [1] had taken out of the temple … More November 22 Daniel 5-6

November 21 Daniel 3-4

November 21 Daniel 3-4 (ESV) Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Image 3:1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits [1] and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, … More November 21 Daniel 3-4

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;

Even when times were tough, God  had not given up on His people. The book of Daniel is an encouragement that  God has a future  and a plan for His people, all His people. Today we read Daniel 1-2. There are at least three statements in Daniel 1 which reveal the sovereignty of God (His control … More He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;

November 20 Daniel 1-2

November 20 Daniel 1-2 (ESV) Daniel Taken to Babylon 1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them … More November 20 Daniel 1-2