Daily Encouragement

November 26 – Who has the answers for problematic dreams?

November 26

Daniel 2:24-3:30
1 Peter 4:7-5:14
Psalm 119:81-96
Proverbs 28:15-16

Daniel 2:24 – Daniel has the answer, and intercedes to protect pagan astrologers (Daniel 2:27)?

Daniel 2:30 – Daniel says: the magicians don’t have the answer (Daniel 2:27), I shouldn’t have the answer (Daniel 2:30), but God has all the answers (Daniel 2:28).

Daniel 2:34

Daniel 2:44 – What message did Jesus preach? In Matthew 4:17 we read “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Pilate didn’t know about Daniel’s prophecy that the Kingdom of Jesus would destroy all other kingdoms (Daniel 2:34), or he would have been more concerned.

Daniel 3:1 – Wonder where Nebuchadnezzar got the idea from?

Daniel 3:2 – Notice the comprehensiveness in this chapter: every officer (Daniel 3:2-3), every group (Daniel 3:4), every instrument (Daniel 3:5, Daniel 3:7, Daniel 3:10, Daniel 3:15), every garment (Daniel 3:21). Speaking of everyone, where was Daniel? Was he on an official errand? or did he call in sick that day

Daniel 3:18 – Notice that Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (their Jewish names) did not know that God would save them from the fire, only that He could (Daniel 3:17).

Daniel 3:24 – They wouldn’t bend, they wouldn’t bow, and they wouldn’t burn!

Daniel 3:25 – Yes, walking thru the flames was the Son of God!

1 Peter 4:7 – Closing comments from Peter:

  • Pray (1 Peter 4:7)
  • Love (1 Peter 4:8)
  • Hospitality (1 Peter 4:9)
  • Minister (1 Peter 4:10)
  • Glorify God (1 Peter 4:11)
  • Rejoice (1 Peter 4:13)
  • Behave (1 Peter 4:15)

1 Peter 5:2 – Notice the tension – responsibility of oversight (1 Peter 5:2), but refraining from lordship (1 Peter 5:3). Peter is calling for servant leadership.

1 Peter 5:7 –  We want the peace of God, knowing He can solve our problems. But what is antecedent? Humility (1 Peter 5:6). Submit to others (1 Peter 5:5), He will give you grace (1 Peter 5:5), exaltation (1 Peter 5:6), and care (1 Peter 5:7).

1 Peter 5:13 – Many think that this is John Mark, the one that caused strife with Paul and Barnabas. They also believe that Mark’s gospel came from Peter’s accounts as told to John Mark.

Psalm 119:81 – Need hope? Go to the Word! We saw the flagship verse of removing stress (1 Peter 5:7), and can replace worry with hope in the Word (Psalm 119:81). We see in this section the Word is comfort (Psalm 119:82), faithful (Psalm 119:86), help (Psalm 119:86), delight (Psalm 119:92)

Proverbs 28:15 – The wicked ruler is compared to a roaring lion – who did we just read about that is also a roaring lion? 1 Peter 5:8 – the devil!

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