Reading Daniel chapter 6 today. I urge you to use the link below and read for yourselves; not just read but listen for the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD and what He might say to you.
Allow me to share just a couple nuggets.
What man could not do, GOD DID!
14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.” source
These words are not fillers. Not an exaggeration. The king LABORED all day; from the time he heard of Daniel’s morning prayer until the sun went down! That king turn over every legal stone he could find to lift, desperate to save Daniel from the lions’ den. He couldn’t! And don’t you know the small souls who tricked the king into signing that decree were so delighted to bring him the news that all his labor of the day was futile! Daniel was going to the lions’ den. I see them as just flat-out giddy with what they thought they had accomplished. Oh, be careful little humans what we plot!
Oh! there are so many lessons in this chapter! It would take weeks, no it will take a lifetime to glean even a good portion of them!
And so Daniel was put into the den and now look at this! Perhaps like me you have not noticed it before.
17 And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. source
A stone was laid! A Seal was placed!
Nothing was getting in and nothing was getting out. So they thought!
Does that remind you of what it reminds me?! Of another stone? Another seal? Another nothing getting out, nothing getting in?
But HE did!
5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Yeshua who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. source
GOD ALWAYS delivers just what He says He will! We can take that to the bank! Humanity with our best efforts will fail but GOD NEVER FAILS! Ever!
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.