Daniel 5 for the Grove

Russell Minick Bible exposition

DanielCh. 5 What the text says… Meanings to consider…
1-4 King of Babylon mocks God… Evidence for success without God can be gathered…
5-9 Weird writing freaks them out… Evidence for our success without God is not enough when we have to face our limitations…
10-12 Queen reminds them about God’s prophet… Evidence for God’s grace in our lives can be remembered
13-16 King flatters Daniel and tries to buy his help… Evidence of our limitations does not always keep us from relying on ourselves
17-28 Daniel rejects bribe and reveals truth… Evidence of our habits of rationalizing comes from our own history and from God’s uninvited truth…
29-31 King still tries to control, but he fails… Evidence of the foolishness of relying on our mortal selves does not keep us from trying (& failing)…
DanielCh. 5 Babylon’s failure to realize God’s hand in their rise led to them seeing God’s hand in their fall. Hmm…

 

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