August 16, 2014

Today you should read: Daniel 1

Today we begin the book of Daniel. This is such an amazing book filled with so much for us to go through together. From the very first chapter we see several things happening. Judah has fallen to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and several of the prominent people of Judah have been taken to Babylon to serve the king. Much of the book of Daniel is the story of four of those guys, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (aka, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) We see today that they have been taken prisoner and forced to come under the king of Babylon’s service. One part of their preparation to serve was to eat of the king’s food. This food was strictly forbidden for them to eat so they had a choice, eat and disobey God’s laws or disobey the king and be killed. This was certainly a “rock and a hard place” moment but these guys knew they had a God they could trust to deliver them. As we read through this book we will see this lesson time and again.

We can trust God to deliver us from impossible circumstances

Daniel and his friends knew that obeying God was more important than anything, even death. But, more than that, they knew that God could deliver them from this tough situation.. and, He did.

What about you? Would you have that kind of faith? Maybe you have gone through a tough spot and you still relied on God and left the outcome in His hands. If not, I want us to think, pray and consider today :

Do I trust God to deliver me from impossible circumstances?

Posted by: Robbie Byrd