Part 3. Hagar had a difficult life. She wasn’t free, she was bound by the customs of her day and was mistreated. What’s more, God told her to persevere in a difficult situation. From Hagar we learn that life is hard, and things don’t always … Continue reading “Hagar Learns to be Real”
Part 2. Deborah was one of the Judges of Israel and a prophetess, a woman who heard from God. She was a radical woman and achieved what no woman had before her. She went to the extreme to encourage Barak.
Part 1. Rahab was welcoming even when it was dangerous, and went against the Kings orders. She was also welcoming to her enemies, because she knew they were part of God’s plan.
Part 9. The final chapter tells us that trouble is coming (for the righteous); there will be judgment (of the wicked); and there will be resurrection. The day is coming when all wrongs will be made right.
Part 8. How do we finish well? How do we remain resilient right until the end? We see in Daniel chapter 9 that he kept his feet in the future, is head in the word, his heart in prayer and his eyes on Jesus.
Part 7. The visions that were given to Daniel encourage us to patiently wait on God, because He is the one who is in control. He knows the beginning and the end of all things and has made a promise to rescue us.
Jesus is our ultimate example of loyalty. He was loyal to his Father, even to the point of death on a cross. The call to be loyal has many outworkings as we seek to follow Jesus.
Part 6. In Daniel chapter 6 we find one of the most well-known, but also one of the most misunderstood, stories in the Bible: Daniel and the lions den.
Part 5. The expression ‘the writings on the wall’ is right out of Daniel chapter 5. Belshazzar knows his kingdom is doomed and that his departure from this world is imminent. As we approach death, how do we make sense of the life we’ve lived?