Live Like Daniel

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.” (Daniel 1:8, NASB95)


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Our Blessed Hope

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.” Psalm 33:18–22, NASB95)


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Peacemaker or Anarchist?

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9, NASB95)
Those who work for peace “shalom,” are working through difficult interpersonal relationships with the ultimate goal of wholeness and harmony within a community and peace with God instead of strife and discord. Jesus declared a divine blessing upon peacemakers in His sermon on the mount, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

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Inviting People Into The Presence Of God

What lengths would you go to see people enter the presence of Jesus? In the Scripture text above, we see an incredible relationship between 5 men. These men had probably known each other for some time. Because of their actions, we see a deep level of love, trust, and caring.

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Meditate On This …

 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8–9, NASB95)

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