Engaging in Spiritual Warfare

Today’s Bible reading* gives us a peek into the issue of Spiritual Warfare. Daniel prayed and waited for an answer, trusting that God was hearing his prayers and would answer. He said to me, “Daniel, you are a man treasured by God. Understand the words that I’m saying to you. Stand on your feet, for…

Ezekiel’s Call to Ministry

Today’s Bible reading* recounts Ezekiel’s call to ministry to prophesy against God’s people. God strictly warns him to not be rebellious like His people, but to faithfully deliver God’s Word. If he does, God will hold him blameless, regardless of how the people respond. But if Ezekiel fails to faithfully speak God’s, God will hold…

Music as Ministry to God

In Psalm 137 in today’s Bible reading* we read of the Babylonian captors demanding that God’s people sing their songs for their amusement. The psalmist asks, how can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land. God’s people obviously feel differently about their songs than the Babylonians do. Given the words the psalmist says,…