Saturday, May 24, 2014

32. Dan 1:18-20 "None were equal" & "10 Times Better" Part 2

Time:  605 BC
Place:  King's Court
Scripture:  Daniel 1:18-20

Daniel 1:18-20

At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.  The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service.  In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

Daniel and his 4 friends - none were equal to them & they were 10X Better

We must remember that Daniel and his 4 friends were outstanding  because God acted for them on their behalf.  
  • Dan 1:9 And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the steward.
  • Dan 1:17 God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom.  
They were 'found worthy' in the sight of God, so God acted for them.

God acted on their behalf so that the steward and even the King were  kind and gracious to Daniel.  

When we stand up uncompromisingly for the truth, God always takes up our defense and works out His purpose.  

Proverbs 16:7 says that "when a man's way please Yahweh,  he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him."

From the life of Daniel and his 3 friends, they portray to us what God can do to people who are faithful to God. 
  • They never make themselves to be the victims of unfavorable circumstances.  
  • After all, Nebuchadnezzar was a fierce and angry king.  
  • God performs miraculous work in their lives that even the heathen king is highly impressed with their quality of life.  
Yahweh God blesses people who are totally committed to Him. How precious this is indeed!

Where are these faithful people today?


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