It is the age old question. Why do bad things happen to God's people? To explore that question, let's look at the prophetical book of Habakkuk. First of all, I used to say Habakkuk wrong. Listen to this to hear how it is pronounced. http://biblespeak.org/habakkuk-pronunciation/ Rundown of history again before we look at Habakkuk: God gives His people the Promised Land. After they conquer it (book of Joshua) they are ruled by Judges (book of Judges.) Then they ask God for a k
The theme of the book of Daniel is God is sovereign. We have been exploring this in several posts on the first 6 chapters of the book. This post on chapter 6 is the last of this series. Here are the previous ones if you want to go back and read them: Get This One = Changed Forever! Daniel Chapter 1 and 2 Daniel Chapter 3 and 4 A Whole Post on Just Daniel 5:1! Daniel Chapter 5 Daniel Chapter 6 is one of the most familiar chapters in the Bible. Daniel is thrown in the lions' de
I asked my women's group while they were on break to read the first half of Daniel, specifically looking for indications in the text of God's sovereignty. The theme of the book of Daniel is God is sovereign. He is sovereign over the nations/ kingdoms and over individual lives. I wrote some posts on the history leading up to the book of Daniel, and indications of God's sovereignty in chapters 1-4. If you are just joining us and want to follow along, see links to those posts at
My women's group is discussing the concept of God's sovereignty. We are on a break from our study and I asked them to read the book of Daniel because the theme of that book is God is sovereign. He is sovereign over nations and kingdoms and over every life. I asked them to read the text to look for examples of God's sovereignty. I emailed them background information of world history at this time period. And then information on some of the verses in the text. I decided to share
The theme of Daniel is God is sovereign. God controls history, the nations, the lives of believers and non-believers. God uses people's circumstances for His plans to come about. God's plans are always good. My women's group is doing a study (As Silver Refined - Answer's to Life's Disappointments by Kay Arthur*) and there are three chapters which talk about God's sovereignty: Chapter 7 - Facing the Pain - The Safety of His Sovereignty Chapter 8 - Peace Amid the Pain - Profile
My women's group is talking about God's sovereignty. We are on a break from our study and I asked them to read the book of Daniel in the Bible because the theme of the book of Daniel is God's sovereignty. The book of Daniel begins when the nation of Judah (the Southern Kingdom of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin) were taken into exile to Babylon. The book of Daniel was written about 530 B.C. I sent these notes to the women in my group covering chapters 1 and 2 of Daniel.
My women's group is doing a Kay Arthur study right now called, As Silver Refined (affiliate link.) If you have ever done a Kay Arthur study you know they aren't fluffy. They are intensely deep and have some very thought-provoking concepts. They aren't easy studies - long and a lot of reading. But these women are week-in and week-out doing their "homework" and I couldn't be more proud of them about being purposeful in their spiritual journeys. This week we discussed the chapte