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Interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream | Daniel 2:31-49

“You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was frightening. The head of this image was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its middle and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and …

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My Soul Clings to the Dust | Psalm 119:25

My soul clings to the dust;give me life according to your word! Psalm 119:25 ESV As we enter into Psalm 119’s fourth stanza, in which each verse begins with the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet daleth, we find the psalmist in a different place than in gimel. In that previous stanza, the psalmist began …

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Black Lives Matter

The Secular Creed that we are now studying is laid out in a manner that is quite convenient for me. You see, it begins with the statement that I am most sympathetic toward (Black Lives Matter) and ends with the one that I find the least able to affirm (Kindness Is Everything). The rest fall …

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Nebuchadnezzar’s Troubled Spirit | Daniel 2:1-30

In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. And the king …

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They Are My Counselors | Psalm 119:24

Your testimonies are my delight;they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24 ESV We conclude stanza gimel with the second half of verse 24: they are my counselors. As the first line revealed, Scripture as the testimonies of God is the subject of this verse. Now after declaring God’s self-revelation to be the psalmist’s delight, he exults …

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Resisting Reprograming | Iain Duguid

Just as Duguid's book on the armor of God proved to be my favorite resource for that study, his commentary on Daniel is situated to do the same. In the following quotation, Duguid is commenting on the three-year reeducation of Daniel and his friends to assimilate them into Babylon. Even though I finished this event …

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Faithfulness in Babylon | Daniel 1:8-21

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs, and the chief of …

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Your Testimonies Are My Delight | Psalm 119:24

Your testimonies are my delight;they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24 ESV Through his cries as a sojourner, his lamentation of being held in scorn and contempt by the insolent, and his remaining firmly committed to God’s Word even when princes are arrayed against him, the psalmist now concludes stanza gimel with this simple statement of …

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A Line in the Sand: Why Study the Secular Creed?

“It is my work as a Christian, but much more as I am a Watchman, to do my best to discover the fullness of Christ, the emptiness of the creature, and the snares of the great deceiver.”[1] As a Watchman (a pastor) myself, each Sunday I endeavor to do those three things, typically moving in …

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Into Exile | Daniel 1:1-7

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 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 to the land of Shinar, to the house …

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