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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
02/14/2017, by John Kincaid


Lesson 1051: Daniel 3:13-18

Daniel’s 3 companions refused to worship the king’s image. The king was enraged, but because of their years of service offered the 3 a 2nd chance.

The king had been shown that the Hebrew God was superior to his gods (the dream).
 
But over the past 20 years, the king had grown to feel arrogant and invincible. He invaded Jerusalem twice more, in 598 and 587 BC, taking many captives.

Events in Daniel 3 may have been near the time that the king destroyed the Temple.

Babylonians believed military victories indicated that their gods were strongest.

The king expected that the gods would “back him,” leaving the 3 without defense.

Rabshakeh had the same view of himself when threatening Hezekiah. Isa.36:13-20
 
We might expect the 3 friends to make a long defense, to stall for time or beg mercy.

Daniel was not there for support, but they knew what he would do in that situation. Most importantly, they knew God’s law, and had the courage and integrity to obey.

 

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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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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