Daniel [Courage in the Chaos]

Daniel [Courage in the Chaos]

How the Haughty Are Humbled

Daniel 4:28-37 Through King Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation and restoration, he learns an important truth: God can do whatever He wants to do whenever He wants to do it. None of us can block God’s will from coming to pass. Discover One year after being confronted by God in a dream, King Nebuchadnezzar maintains his prideful assumption that he is in charge (4:28-30). God removed the king’s sanity and authority in a mere moment (4:31-33). Nebuchadnezzar experienced more greatness than before once…

When God Meets You in the Fire

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego risked their lives when they refused to worship the golden image. When it seemed that God abandoned them in their suffering, He actually met them within the fire. Daniel 3:1-30 Discover The king was discontent with the reality of his limited reign, so he attempted to enshrine himself in the land and among the people (3:1-12). These young men believed that maintaining a devotion to God was more critical than guaranteeing deliverance from danger (3:13-18). God…

That Platform Isn’t Meant for You

God gave Daniel the ability to interpret the king’s troubling dream, but instead of taking credit at an opportune time, Daniel unashamedly gave God the glory. Our goal should be to use any platform to represent God rather than present ourselves. Daniel 2:1-49 Discover When King Nebuchadnezzar’s court could not interpret his troubling dream, he intended to kill all the wise men in the nation, including Daniel (2:1-16). The Babylonians were unable to find hope in the knowledge of earth,…

Convictional Courage in a Compromising Culture

Daniel and his friends had to decide whether they would be transformed by the culture or transformers of the culture. Just like them, we must resolve to show convictional courage in a nation increasingly hostile to biblical values. Daniel 1:8-21 Discover The culture attempted to change the people of God through prosperity – not persecution. Daniel preferred to endanger his security rather than defile his integrity. How could the food possibly defile them? 1. Dietary – The king may have…

Expectant Exiles

When Babylon conquered Judah, the pagan king gathered a group of exiles to alter their worldview in order to reconstruct the whole nation. A small group heeded the biblical command regarding exile expectations and remained expectant of how God could use them during that time.