Daniel 2: April 7, 1996

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Daniel and his three friends had refused to eat the food offered by the idolatrous king of Babylon. Instead, they were given a mixture of grains (called “pulse”) and water. When they were compared with the other children who had eaten the king’s food, Daniel and his three companions were found to be “ten times” healthier and wiser.
The reality of their faith was soon to be tested. God sent a dream to king Nebuchadnezzar which he not only was unable to understand, but had forgotten. He called all the wise men of his kingdom to the palace and asked them to tell him what his dream was and what it meant. None of them could do that. Nebuchadnezzar was so angry that he ordered that all the wise men in his kingdom be slain. This order included Daniel and the three friends, for they were also considered wise men. Daniel asked the captain of the guards to give him time to ask God to reveal the meaning and the four young Israelites prayed earnestly together.
God answered their prayer and revealed the dream and its meaning to Daniel. The king was very pleased and confessed that “of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets.”
How wonderful to see how God rewards faith in Himself! Before we go any further on our journey, let’s rest while you find these verses:
1. Christians who have clothing to wear and ____________ to eat are to be content with those things. 1 Timothy 6:___
2. The Spirit of God assures believers that we are the ____________ of God.
Romans 8:___
3. Men seek to understand how the world was created by using their reason. Christians understand how the world was created by ____________ .
Hebrews 11:___
4. Some believers in the Lord Jesus suffer great persecution for their faith. The Bible tells us that some are even ____________ for their faith.
Hebrews 11:___
5. When a person believes and ____________ the Lord Jesus with the mouth, that one is saved. Romans 10:___