“Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.” Continue reading
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying… Ezra 1:1 Continue reading
Then they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, put out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters, and took him to Babylon. 2 Kings 25:7 Continue reading
Gen 11:4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; Continue reading
One night a king had a terrible dream.
He wanted to know what it meant but refused to tell his wise men, astrologers, and magicians what the dream was about.
He demanded that they tell him the dream and its meaning. Continue reading
Another thought from yesterday on the Godliness of Daniel.
It says that God had given the chief of staff both respect and affection for Daniel. Dan 1:9
I wonder what may have happened if this man did not like Daniel and his friends – if he had treated them harshly. Continue reading
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “This is what the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘If you surrender to the Babylonian officers, you and your family will live, and the city will not be burned down.’” Jer 38:17
To really make a difference in the lives of others will often involve personal sacrifice. Personal sacrifice can often be uncomfortable. Continue reading