The Roaring Lion

I have said multiple times now, how incredible it is that God has us in the book of Daniel and how the chapters we are studying have lined up with current world events. This week we will be looking at Daniel 6, one of the most famous stories in all of scripture…Daniel & the Lion’s Den. The setting of the story is a very familiar one for most, but do you know this story will change your life when you fully comprehend it. Beyond the spectacle, beyond the tradition, & beyond the man lies a truth our creator was wanting to convey to us. C.S. Lewis once said, “you will never tame the lions in your life unless you let God be the untamed lion in your life.”

Just like the fire Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego had to endure to meet the Lion of Judah, Daniel met Him in the den of lions. Once again we see this principle that we will see Jesus in the midst of the struggle. We are all currently in the middle of a struggle. A struggle to make sense of what is going on around us, to not allow fear to overtake us, and to trust God with our own health and well-being. I implore you to read Daniel 6 this week and see the trap that was laid before him, how he did not hide his faith nor change his ways. He boldly continued to worship God in the face ion certain death.

I firmly believe we are seeing a work of the Lord happening in our nation and the world that will become more evident through the coming seasons. Now is the time to dedicate yourselves to prayer and the reading of scripture. Let your generosity increase and not diminish. As it says in Amos 1:2a “The Lord roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem;”

Nathan Bentley

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