Monday Musings

Respectful Request

“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself” (Daniel 1:8). Daniel was a young man when he was taken from Jerusalem and carried off to Babylon. He and… Continue reading Respectful Request

Monday Musings

Obedience Rewarded

“The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment” (Luke 23:55-56). During Jesus’ three years of ministry on earth, He gathered a decent amount of followers. The… Continue reading Obedience Rewarded

Monday Musings

Obedience

            “And David inquired of the LORD, ‘Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?’ He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue’” (1 Samuel 30:8).             David is frequently characterized in the book of 1 Samuel as a fearless warrior, one who led his people into battle… Continue reading Obedience

Monday Musings

In God’s Timing

            “And they told him, ‘We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large’” (Numbers 13:27-28a).             After nearly two years of waiting in the… Continue reading In God’s Timing