Daniel: Trusting God
01/12/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1018: Daniel 2:10-13, Pt.2
Some people don't understand the Bible; others glean new insights each day. 1 Cor. 2:14
The top religious leaders of Babylon were incapable of discerning God's revelation.
When a paranoid ruler is frustrated, scapegoats are chosen; innocent lives are often lost.
The king’s rage in 2:12 is a similar root word to the wrath of Pharaoh. Gen.40:2, 41:10
Another Pharaoh in Exod. 1:8-22 ordered the death of all Hebrew baby boys. This foreshadowed the same order by King Herod at the birth of Jesus. Matt 2:16
Nebuchadnezzar showed more than a violent temper; he was under the control of Satan.
The king denied the final plea of the wise men.
The king ordered his soldiers to execute all the wise men in Babylon, including Daniel.
Ironically the king was an unwitting pawn, as God set the stage to show His sovereignty.
About This Series
The book of Daniel, unlike any other, shows us that God is in control.
Daniel shows that God's wisdom is infinite, and God's love is perfect.
Because this is true, we can trust God.
This series seeks to build deep trust in God. Then even in troubled times, we can live without fear.