Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20th: Daniel 5-7, Revelation 7 ~ Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Daniel 5-7, Revelation 7


Scripture - "He rescues and He saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth.  He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."  Daniel 6:27

Observation - In the spiritual warfare between good and evil, this verse assures us that the victory belongs to God and His obedient people.  Not only did Daniel gain popularity for his knowledge, but he remained unharmed while inside the lions den.

Application - I have mentioned this before, but if I could, I would have a big cat as my pet.  A tiger would be my first choice but a lion would be just as awesome.  The pet cat that we have has tendencies of "freaking" out and randomly attacking me without any prior notice (ok maybe I deserve it).  But I have a huge amount of respect for a tiger or lion simply for its ferociousness.  To know that God can protect His children as He did for Daniel by taming a lion that would typically devour whatever it pleases, provides me with courage in knowing that He will protect me in any situation that I find myself in.  For our God alone has the power to save!  The kingdoms of this world will one day give way to the victorious kingdom of God.  Life will continue to have its battles, but the final victory belongs to our Lord!    

Prayer - I pray that I would be able to put my faith and trust in you alone Lord.  Not just when things are going well, but when they are not going so good.  I have read once again how you protect your children from harm.  You perform miracles that no one else can do.  You had a plan for Daniel's life as you do for mine.  You are all powerful and all knowing.  You created all things and know how all things work.  You are the ultimate Saviour in whom I will put my trust!  Amen.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Daniel 8-10; Revelation 8


Nathan Reimer said...

A verse that caught my attention is found in chapter 6:24,

"And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces."

This verse shows the power and viscous ness that both the lions had, as well as the men who threw the the families in there, they didn't care one bit. Daniel, through the help of God, was safe from all of this because he trusted in God.

Pamela said...

Funny! I had the same verse as Nathan picked out to comment on!

I thought about the long term and far reaching consequences of their plan to trap and kill Daniel. These men hated Daniel and yet could not find any fault with him. So, they planned an attack on the one thing they knew Daniel could not resist: his devotion to his God. (May we all strive for this fault!)

Then when the plan backfired and Daniel was able to just walk away, these men AND their children AND their wives all died. Our sin also has long term consequences and may effect more people than we realize.

TammyIsBlessed said...

Unfortunate for Belshazzar that he didn't learn from his father's grass eating punishment.

Daniel was such a consistently godly man. Would that our "fault" was adhering to Scripture!

Love the fact that there will come a day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!