This is a remarkable book. We can study the life of a man of untarnashed character. He was a true believer in the promised Saviour. This book contains the motivating example of godly people in an ungodly world. They never compromised, despite the pressure. It displays men of courage and conviction. It displays the conversion of a stubborn emperor and the condemnation of his son. It points to the time of the sufferings of the Saviour and of his everlasting kingdom. It ends with a glimpse of two destinies for men and woman. The great lesson is that God reveals the future, God controls the future and God is the future.
But so much focusses on God as Saviour. He gave a man believing friends, showed that He is in control, revealed that he can save others, and then humbles an arrogant unbeliever.
A series of Bible studies in Daniel
- Introducing this book: basic principles in studying Old Testament books
- Daniel 1 – Privilege, pressure and purpose
- Daniel 1 (continued) – Providence
- Daniel 2:1-26 – God reveals the future, God controls the future and God is the future
- Daniel 3 – God reveals that He is the Saviour of His people
- Daniel 4 – God saves an arrogant sinner
- Daniel 4 – 12 marks of a true testimony of salvation
- Daniel 5 – Weighed in the balances
- Daniel 6 – (missing)
- Daniel 7 – God reveals the future
- Daniel 7 – The rise of a terrible enemy of God
- Daniel 8 – God controls a difficult future
- Daniel 9 – Providence, promises and prayer
- Daniel 9 (continued) – Praying the promises
- Daniel 9 (continued) – Answers to prayer
- Daniel 10 – The in-between years
- Daniel 10 and 11 – God’s decreed will, permitted will and God’s revealed will.
- Daniel 11 and 12 – God’s word and God’s world agree – in minute detail.