Daniel 6: 1-5
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”
In this day and age with so much media, mass media, social media, etc., it’s very easy for everyone to voice their opinions.
Therefore it’s an everyday occurrence to see the person who’s on top being pulled down by those who are jealous of the top person’s success, for whatever reason.
That’s something that’s been going on since the dawn of man. Continue reading
It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
in the land of drought;
but when they had grazed, they became full,
they were filled, and their heart was lifted up;
therefore they forgot me.
I thought there wasn’t a whole lot to right about this verse, I just really liked it.
I really like how the ancient texts from the Bible are still applicable and will always be applicable throughout man’s existence. Continue reading
Two quick verses from Genesis.
The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry and why has your face fallen?”
Cain and Abel are the first siblings mentioned in the Bible.
Both brothers had just brought their offerings, their sacrifices to the Lord. Cain’s was some fruit and vegetables from the ground. Abel’s was the first born of his flock.
I am assuming that the first born of the flock was a greater personal sacrifice than some fruit and vegetables that grew in the field. So I think what is being said here is that Abel was making a more concerted effort to please the Lord. Continue reading
This is a quick follow up to my previous posts about the “carnival hucksters” who peddle their false prophecies, their so called super natural abilities to see and speak to the departed, to see the future and relive the past, etc., etc..
Check out these posts: So Much Hokum, Hokum For Profit, Household Gods, The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods
As you can see from the links above I have written a number of posts on this subject and I just want to pass along on more piece from the Bible. Continue reading
In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2. I wrote about the household gods of today. The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.
The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.
The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods. Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.
The household gods come from all angles and subjects. They come in many different forms. Continue reading
For the household gods utter nonsense,
and the diviners see lies;
they tell false dreams
and give empty consolation.
Therefore the people wander like sheep;
they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.
I wrote this one down because boy oh boy is it true today. Continue reading