Daniel: Trusting God
02/07/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1044: Daniel 3:1-7, Pt.3
The most likely location for the plain of Dura is 6 miles southeast of Babylon. It is a wide flat area like an airport, with room for thousands of people to gather.
Archaeologists found a brick structure (pedestal?) 45 x 45 x 20 feet high.
The purpose of the image was to impress by the size and brilliance, rising from the flat plain.
The king wanted to unify his vast empire in 1 religion; in the end, Antichrist will do the same.
The image would cement diverse nationalities with an official State Religion.
The royal orchestra illustrates the misuse of music, a gift that belongs to God. Almost every cult or false religion perverts music to control the minds of followers.
Music targeted at young people can plant the seeds of hate and violence.
When Saddam Hussein rebuilt Babylon in 1988, he tried to copy Nebuchadnezzar. He hired musicians to play the ancient instruments for a huge multi-national crowd.
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.