The messages of Daniel would have been a great encouragement to the original audience that was comprised of exiles in a foreign land. In Daniel Chapter 4, King Nebuchadnezzar bore witness to God’s sovereign power and authority. Alistair Begg discusses Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the interpretation and fulfillment of it, and the restoration of a king who finally looked to God for salvation. Despite the circumstances and trials of this world, we must remember that Christ reigns on an eternal throne.
Faith Under Fire
Many of us have heard the familiar stories of Daniel from childhood: brave, committed, and obedient, Daniel held to his convictions, interpreted dreams, and faced the lions’ den. But does our familiarity extend to the real hero of the story?
In this series examining Daniel’s faith under the fire of trial, Alistair Begg explains that at the heart of these familiar stories is a good and sovereign God who works powerfully for the good of His people and the glory of His Name. We can be encouraged that the same God who reigned over the events in Daniel’s time still sits on the throne today. It is His will to glorify Himself through His Son Jesus, and as we face trials in this world, we can find our comfort in Him.