September 20, 2019: SOAP #3578:  Daniel 5-6; Psalm 130; Luke 3 Scripture:  Daniel (NIV) 6:20  When he [King Darius] came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” Observation:  Daniel had […]

September 20, 2019: SOAP #3578:  Daniel 5-6; Psalm 130; Luke 3

Scripture:  Daniel (NIV) 6:20  When he [King Darius] came near the den, hecalled to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the livingGod, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from thelions?”

Observation:  Daniel had done a good job in serving the king.  The king honored Daniel which made Daniel'senemies jealous.  They tricked the king intomaking a law which Daniel, remaining true to his God, could not keep.  Breaking that law, resulted in Daniel beingthrown into a den of lions. 

After a sleepless night and way before breakfast, King Darius made his way tothe den of lions to personally check on Daniel. 'Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you servecontinually, been able to rescue you?'  

Later King Darius would write to everyone in his kingdom, '”For he is theliving God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, hisdominion will never end.  He rescues andhe saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He hasrescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” (Daniel 6:26-27)

Application:  It has not been a den of lions, but there havebeen times when people who know me have asked me similar questions.  'Leon, has the God you serve been able torescue you?'  I believe God puts us in specificsituations to cause people to ask, 'Is the God you serve able to rescue you?' 

Prayer:   Lord,I want to be faithful to bring you glory. May my life answer the question, 'Is the God Leon serves able to rescuehim?'   Amen

Pastor Leon
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