The Path: A Journey Through the Bible
Chapter Fourteen: Daniel, Servant of the Living God
The people of Israel are in exile in Babylon, yet God is still at work in their lives. King Nebuchadnezzar makes a golden statue and forces people to worship it or be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire. Three people refuse but God saves them from being consumed by the fire. The next Babylonian king misuses the vessels in the temple and we learn where the phrase ‘handwriting on the wall’ comes from. Yet another King, Darius the Mede demands that people only worship him, but Daniel quietly defies the order and is thrown into a lion’s den. Have there been times in your own life when following God had consequences? How did you experience God’s presence at that time?