Spectacular and Terrifying Visions Lead to Confession

In today’s Bible reading* Daniel has some spectacular visions that terrify him. Chapters Seven through Nine coincide with the stories in Daniel Chapters Five and Six. In other words, Chapters Seven through Nine are flashbacks. Daniel investigates Jeremiah’s prophecy and timetable and learns that God’s punishment on His people would last for seventy years. This…

The Gathered People of God

In today’s Bible reading* God promises a new day when the people of God are gathered from their exile. In God’s judgment and anger, He scattered His rebellious people, sending them far from their homes in Israel and Judah to an exile in Babylon in modern-day Iraq. But God says a day is coming when…

Marked for Life

Today’s Bible reading* paints a grim picture: God’s angel marks for life those (few) who weep over sin and the desolation of God’s land. You’ll notice that God tells an angel to mark the forehead of every person who weeps over the sin of God’s people. (Ezekiel 9:4) Everyone without the mark for life is,…