Bible Talk : Daniel : Faith that takes you to the lion’s den.

Daniel 6:1-28

Revelation 20:11 – 21:4

 

17 March 2019

Josh Wheeler

 

 

Who are you counting on to save you?

 

Is God okay with shifting morals occasionally to get by? Or does he want us to suffer for standing firm in our faith?

 

It pleased Dariusa to appoint 120 satrapsb to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel.

vv. 1–2

 

The administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for chargesa against Daniel

v. 4

 

 

anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den.

v. 7

 

 

A. Compromise

B. Stand firm

 

 he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God

v. 10


Daniel would rather be thrown to his certain death, than compromise his faith

 

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den

v. 16

 

“My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouth of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight.” 

v. 22

 

“For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.

He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

vv. 26–27

A Challenge,

A Hope

Everyone will hate you because of me…

Mark. 13.13

Challenge:

Look to Jesus

to save you and

stand firm in your faith!

 

Hope:

God will save us

 

Everyone will hate you because of me…

But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Mark. 13.13

 

Hope:

God will save us

 

“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.””

Revelation 21.4

 

Hope:

God will save us

 

So who are you counting on to save you?

The powers of this world.

Or the living God who rescues and saves?