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Daniel 1:3-14, 2:46, 3:23-30, 6:23

I read Daniel for the third time yesterday after watching the movie, “The Book of Daniel.”  This movie mostly adheres to Scripture with some minor differences:

Scripture:  A court official was too afraid to grant Daniel’s food and drink request, but a guard agreed.
Movie:  Daniel only talked to the court official.

Scripture:  After Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s statue dream, Nebuchadnezzar “fell prostrate before Daniel…”
Movie:  After hearing the interpretation, Nebuchadnezzar walked toward his throne and sat down.

Scripture:  Royal advisers and others looked for evidence of fire on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and Nebuchadnezzar didn’t mention the word, “fire.”
Movie:  Nebuchadnezzar examined them and said the word, “fire.”

Scripture:  Daniel had to be lifted up out of the lion’s den.
Movie:  King Darius said to Daniel, “Come forth” and Daniel simply walked out.

Daniel and his friends were steadfast in their loyalty to God.  They probably had God-fearing mothers.  If their mothers still lived and found out about their applied love for God, they would have been pleased.

 

Daniel 1:6-7, 2:17, Daniel 3, 6

Do you love the book of Daniel?  I do.  In chapter three you read about God saving Daniel’s friends, Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach) and Azariah (Abednego) from the fire.  And in chapter six, God saved Daniel from the lions.  It’s a fast-paced book.

What troubles are you facing today?  For Daniel, it was lions.  And for Daniel’s friends, it was fire.  God saved them all.  He is the same God today as He was then.  Whatever trouble you face, ask God for help.  He can save you too.