He Is Like a Tree | Psalm 1:3

He is like a tree… Psalm 1:3 ESV Moving into verse 3, the psalmist continues his description of the blessed man, the one who is favored by God, with this simple comparison: he is like a tree. While the psalm will elucidate further on this figure of speech, it is worth pausing here to consider …

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Background on Daniel

Author Identifying the author of the book of Daniel is bit tricky. Many parts of the second half are explicitly from the pen of Daniel, so Daniel was certainly an author to the book that bears his name. Chapter 4 is the written testimony of Nebuchadnezzar, so he is also partly an author of the …

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I Have Chosen the Way of Faithfulness | Psalm 119:30

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;I set your rules before me. Psalm 119:30 ESV This verse very much piggybacks onto the previous one. Where the psalmist spoke of putting away all false ways in verse 29, now he resolutely declares his commitment to the way of faithfulness. And where he previously prayed for God’s …

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The Lions’ Den | Daniel 6

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, …

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The Fiery Furnace | Daniel 3

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the …

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Let Me Not Wander | Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart I seek you;let me not wander from your commandments! Psalm 119:10 ESV Having addressed the nature of this second stanza in its introductory verse (i.e. obtaining purity through guarding oneself with God’s Word), the psalmist proceeds to describe this process. He begins in this verse with a prayer of his intention …

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