Daniel: Trusting God
03/01/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1066: Under Pressure
Compromise takes many forms: peer pressure, immorality in government / business.
In general, every sin is the result of a wrong choice in response to temptation.
Some people say "the devil made me do it" but this is never true - he cannot force.
Satan is the master of deception, but he can do no more than offer the choice to sin.
Excuses today (such as blaming our immoral culture) seem feeble by comparison. 3 teenagers were taken from their parents as captives to the corruption of Babylon.
Subjected to pagan religion, political pressure and immorality, their faith grew.
This chapter has a moral: obey and worship God, not men or idols. But there is more.
Daniel 3 shows that God is faithful to His people, even in the worst of circumstances.
And God is always ready to deliver those who trust Him during temptation & trials.
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.