Everything may be collapsing around us, but nevertheless the promises of God are secure. I’ve occasionally battled anxiety, but there’s one thing about that for which I can give thanks.

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But having described these multiple disasters, verse 7 (NIV) says, “Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David. It’s wonderful when a word in the Bible jumps out and assaults you, as it were.

He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.” That one word—nevertheless—jumped out at me, and with my pencil I drew a box around it, and for days and days I was encouraged in my spirit because of that one word. Sometimes God Speaks to us in a Phrase Sometimes God speaks to us in a phrase from the Bible.

It is as if the Lord shines a ray of light on a verse, even if I have read it a hundred times before but suddenly I understand how it specifically applies to me and my life.

I call these moments ‘Rhema Rays.’” It seems to me that this is what the ancient Christians and the desert fathers called lectio divina (pronounced lex’-ee-o / dih-vee-nah), which means, literally, sacred reading.

In this chapter, Daniel is interpreting the strange dream of Nebuchadnezzar.

I’ll not give you the full context, but let me read this one verse for you—Daniel : “The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.” I had never noticed those two words before: Heaven rules!

Introduction - Robert J Morgan is the teaching pastor at Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and is well known for expository messages that are rich in excellent illustrations of Biblical principles.

D = Daily Devotions: The Soul-Secrets of Sacred Reading Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.

It reminded me of the phrase we come across in the book of Psalms—the Lord reigns!