Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

The Time of Testing – Daniel 3:8-15

Some Chaldeans took this occasion to come forward and maliciously accuse the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever. You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue. Whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire. There are some Jews you have appointed…

The Golden Statue – Daniel 3:1-7

King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue, ninety feet high and nine feet wide. He set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication…

The King Promotes Daniel – Daniel 2:46-49

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell facedown, worshiped Daniel, and gave orders to present an offering and incense to him. The king said to Daniel, “Your God is indeed God of gods, Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery.” Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.  At Daniel’s request,…

The Kingdom of God is Foretold – Daniel 2:44-45

Nebuchadnezzar had seen a dream of a statue made of four metals: gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Then a great rock came and smashed the statue and broke it into countless fragments. The rock then became a mountain that filled the entire earth. Daniel gave the interpretation of the statue, that it represented four world empires that we now know to be Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome. Then Daniel gave the following interpretation of the rock that became a mountain,…

Daniel Returns Thanks – Daniel 2:19-23

The mystery was then revealed to Daniel in a vision at night, and Daniel praised the God of the heavens and declared:  “May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to him. He changes the times and seasons; he removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light…

Daniel Asks His Friends to Pray – Daniel 2:17-18

Wednesday – Daniel Asks His Friends to Pray – Daniel 2:17-18 Then Daniel went to his house and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah about the matter, urging them to ask the God of the heavens for mercy concerning this mystery, so Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of Babylon’s wise men. (Daniel 2:17-18) Reflection Daniels three friends supported him throughout the course of his life. When Daniel was facing challenges, he shared his…

Daniel Asks for Time – Daniel 2:13-16

The decree was issued that the wise men were to be executed, and they searched for Daniel and his friends, to execute them. Then Daniel responded with tact and discretion to Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon. He asked Arioch, the king’s officer, “Why is the decree from the king so harsh?” Then Arioch explained the situation to Daniel. So Daniel went and asked the king to give…

Nebuchadnezzar Wants Answers! – Daniel 2:1-6

This week we will study Daniel 2, in which God gave Daniel the power to interpret the king’s dream. Because of the length of this story, we will not study every verse, but will examine the highlights. I would encourage you to read the full story for yourself. In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled him, and sleep deserted him. So the king gave orders to summon the magicians, mediums, sorcerers, and Chaldeans to tell…

God is Faithful – Daniel 1:18-21

At the end of the time that the king had said to present them, the chief eunuch presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.  The king interviewed them, and among all of them, no one was found equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they began to attend the king.  In every matter of wisdom and understanding that the king consulted them about, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and mediums in his entire kingdom.  Daniel remained there…

God Gives Gifts both Natural and Supernatural – Daniel 1:17

Friday – God Gives Gifts both Natural and Supernatural – Daniel 1:17 God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind. (Daniel 1:17) Reflection God gave Daniel and his friends many gifts; some of them were natural and others were supernatural. These categories are of our creation; natural and supernatural are all natural to God. Some Christians think that the only valuable gifts are…