2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)
Having completed reading the book of Daniels I am left with the daunting task of writing about it. The book of Daniels is rich in prophecies but also contains many lessons and displays God’s love for the Christian followers.
In chapter 3 (Daniel 3) Daniels friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abedo-nego defied King Nebuchadnezzar’s command to worship a gold statue of King Nebuchadnezzar’ and his peoples god. King Nebuchadnezzar became outraged and had them thrown into a furnace a furnace so hot it had killed some of the king’s servants that were stoking it. Here God intervened and protected Daniels friends in the furnace and the fire affected neither them nor their clothing. Here God protected and saved those believers, Shadrach, Meshach and Abedo-nego, that did not turn to other gods unlike the people of Jerusalem and Judah that did worship others gods as seen in the book of Jeremiah and look what happened to them. It becomes obvious at this point that having faith in God and not worshipping others gods will protect you and save you.
Another interesting event was a hand writing on the wall. No, I really mean a hand is seen writing on the wall. Belshazzar a descendant of Nebuchadnezzar had a party, or a banquet to use the term of that time period, and told his servants to bring the goblets of gold and silver taken from the city of Jerusalem.
King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. 2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father[a] had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. 3 So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. 4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. 6 His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking. Daniel 5:1-6
To me this is a great event in the book of Daniel in that it shows that God does all things that he says he will do as shown in the scripture below.
11 “Sharpen the arrows,take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The Lord will take vengeance,
vengeance for his temple. Jeremiah 51:11
Some of you may wonder what was written on the wall below is the scripture and interpretation by Daniel of that writing on the wall.
25 “This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin
26 “Here is what these words mean:
Mene[e]: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
27 Tekel[f]: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
28 Peres[g]: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” Daniel 5:25-28
Many Christians have told me that the New Testament is more important than the Old Testament and my reply has always been the “The Holy Bible is important” than they would go off on why the New Testament is more important. In my opinion, I believe that the main theme of the Old Testament is to trust and have faith in the one true living God. Our Heavenly Father God Almighty did create the..
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (KJV)
And the main theme for the New Testament
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV
God bless all that read this with His love, light, grace, mercy, and wisdom. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (KJV)