Daniel 3.1-30 – April 23, 2020

Daniel 3:1-30

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” (Daniel 3:16–18, NIV)

How would you respond to your challenger if you faced a threat that you absolutely, 100% knew you would overcome? What about it if you did not know with certainly you would succeed? How would you respond then?

Thought Questions:

As you read through Daniel 3, what moments stand out to you as nothing you could ever imagine facing? How do you think you would respond if you were these three?

How certain are you that God will rescue you, no matter the challenge you face?

Describe a time when you had to have the biggest amount of faith to stand up to something, while also facing the biggest risk, or at least perceived risk, that you might fail? How did God help you remain faithful to this challenge?

What specific things can you do to help you become the kind of person who, no matter the challenge or the results, will NOT back down from a faithful response? Share it and help others by clicking on “Leave a Comment” below…

Daniel 9.9 – January 10, 2020

Daniel 9.9

“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him…” (Daniel 9.9, NIV)

It’s one thing to be forgiven for doing something accidentally, but to have the Lord be merciful to us even when we willfully rebelled against him? That’s an amazing statement about who God is and his love for us.

Thought Questions:

You hear people say that God could not forgive them for what they had done. Have you ever felt this way? Why is it so easy for us to assume we are “too far gone” for God’s love?

Describe a time when you felt like you most needed God’s forgiveness and he gave it.

How does God’s mercy and forgiveness affect how you love and love for him?