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Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Daniel: Trusting God
02/06/2017, by John Kincaid


Lesson 1043: Daniel 3:1-7, Pt.2

The image was 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide – probably a statue on a pedestal. The 60 x 6 x 6 cubits (KJV) introduce the number of man and pride. Rev.13:18

7 is the number of God and completeness; as humans, our best efforts always fall short.
 
The image was comparable to the 70-cubit Colossus of Rhodes (280 BC, 7 Wonders).

The king chose the plain so that the city buildings would not overshadow the image. People would walk for about 2 hours; the image appeared larger as they approached.
 
It had a gold body (not just head), hoping to contradict Daniel & disprove the dream. The king now believed his empire would last forever, never changing to silver/iron.

The image was probably not solid gold, but wood overlaid with gold leaf. This is symbolic of outward greatness but “inferior interior” – hollow, counterfeit.

This construction was common in small idols.
Isaiah 40:19, 41:7, Jeremiah 10:3-9

 

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.


 

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Ministries

Greenville, SC
 

May the God of hope
fill you with all joy and
peace in believing,
so that by the power
of the Holy Spirit
you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13


For Further Reading

These authors and books
were helpful in preparing
this series:

Paul Benware:
   Understanding End Times Prophecy
Donald Campbell:
   Daniel – God’s Man
Joseph Chambers:
   A Palace for the Antichrist
Mal Couch:
   Dictionary of Premillennial Theology
M.R. DeHaan:
   Daniel the Prophet
Tony Evans:
   The Best is Yet to Come
Ed Hindson:
   Final Signs
   Is the Antichrist Alive & Well?
Alexander Hislop:
   The Two Babylons
H.A. Ironside:
   Daniel
Robert Jeffress:
   As Time Runs Out
David Jeremiah:
   The Handwriting on the Wall
Tim LaHaye:
   Charting the End Times
Clarence Larkin:
   The Book of Daniel
   Dispensational Truth
Robert Lightner:
   Last Days Handbook
J. Vernon McGee:
   Thru the Bible Commentary
Dwight Pentecost:
   Things to Come
John Phillips & Jerry Vines:
   Exploring the Book of Daniel
John Phillips:
   Exploring the Future
Charles Swindoll, John Walvoord, and
Dwight Pentecost:
   The Road to Armageddon
Merrill Unger:
   New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
   New Unger’s Bible Handbook
John F. Walvoord:
   Daniel: the Key to Prophetic Revelation
   End Times
   The Prophecy Knowledge Handbook
John F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck:
   The Bible Knowledge Commentary
Warren Wiersbe:
   Bible Exposition Commentary

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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