“Daniel in the Lions’ Den” is a story of devotion, deception, despair and deliverance. This specific event in the life of Daniel reveals the character of a man who lived the life of faith (cf. Heb. 11:33). From the time he was a teenager through to his later years, Daniel proved to be faithful. This story … More Daniel in the Lion’s Den (Daniel 6)
Daniel 5 provides us with a lesson concerning the judgment of God and it foreshadows God’s coming judgment on “Babylon the Great” (Rev. 17-18). This chapter can be divided into two sections, Belshazzar’s feast (Dan. 5:1-12) and Belshazzar’s fall (Dan. 5:13-31).
Both Peter and James warn us, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6;1 Pet. 5:5). Pride is an ugly and consuming sin that God hates (Prov. 6:16-17; 16:5). Pride comes from the heart (Mark 7:21-23) and leads to contention (Prov. 13:10; 28:25) and callousness (Dan. 5:20).
The Apostle Peter said to his readers, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Pet. … More The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3)
A normal part of our lives is to make plans. Plans for the day, the week and even long term plans. A lot of effort can go into making plans, and therefore great enjoyment comes at the fruition of our plans. Yet we all know that our plans don’t always work out. Certain things can … More The Rock of Ages (Daniel 2)