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Daniel 7:1-28

In all this talk about visions and beasts and things one may forget that in the midst of all this kingdoms rising and falling there is a judge, the Ancient of Days, that is seeing everything that happens. He even sees and hears that little “horn” with the multitude of eyes and the arrogant talk. This little horn gives the appearance of seeing everything because of its many eyes and its boastful speaking giving the appearance of knowing everything as well as seeing.

If one can imagine the turmoil and tumult that these successive kingdoms caused the people of the world, one could also pretty much guess correctly that this cry went up, “Where is God?” God is always in the midst judging the behavior and intents of our hearts.


Proverbs 28:23-24

Mike regarding flatter, I hate it. I will not receive or pay attention to anyone’s flattery nor do I engage in it. Flattery is used to get something from someone by manipulating emotions by way of deceitful words. People flatter for the same reason that people jump a line, to get in ahead of everyone else, including the person they flatter.

The Book of Proverbs has a lot to say about flattery. In fact, Solomon implies a flatter hates the one they are flattering.

Burning lips [uttering insincere words of love] and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel covered with the scum thrown off from molten silver [making it appear to be solid silver]. He who hates pretends with his lips, but stores up deceit within himself. When he speaks kindly, do not trust him, for seven abominations are in his heart. Though his hatred covers itself with guile, his wickedness shall be shown openly before the assembly. (Proverbs 26:23-26 AMP)


Ramona

Thank you so much for your blog. I have found it enlightening and strengthening, and a good companion to my readings. This morning's song ("I'm in Better Hands Now") hit my heart like a sledge hammer, and I am sitting in my kitchen writing this with tears running down my face. I have lost dear ones in this life, and wondered how I could proceed without them; with God's mercy and strength, I was able to go on and live my life. This song reminded me of my faith that they are, indeed, in better hands now. I believe that I, too, have found better hands, and that those hands will continue to carry me throughout this life and deliver me into the next one, to be with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity, worshiping and glorying in His Father's presence. My

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