Summary: There are great accounts of victory in the Bible. Some of the favorites are found in the opening chapters of the book of Daniel. We tend to see Daniel, Shadrach, Mechach and Abednego as heroes, but Who is the real hero in the Bible?
God IS Glorious!
Just listen to these verses!
Psalm 8:1 NIV
“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory in the heavens.”
Psalm 108:5 NIV
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.”
“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all.”
Romans 11:33-36 NIV
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.”
All honor and glory and praise belongs to the LORD! Amen? Amen!
This past few months I’ve been hearing a song on the radio called "I Will Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle and the words of the chorus really caught my attention:
Let’s listen to that song … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMPNXXnCls
We hear the words
“When You don't move the mountains - I'm needing You to move
When You don't part the waters - I wish I could walk through
When You don't give the answers - As I cry out to You
I will trust - I will trust - I will trust in You.”
We think, Wow, I want that kind of trust!!!
When I don’t see the miracle, when I don’t have the strength, when I don’t hear the answer I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!
We think about that kind of trust and we say, “I want to have that kind of trust in the LORD, right?”
We see examples of trust in the OT:
Briefly describe the accounts from memory of the following events (but DON’T tell the king’s response of praise)
Daniel recounting and explaining Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the 90 foot idol in Daniel 3
Daniel and the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 4
Daniel in the lions’ den in Daniel 6
In all of these we see miraculous events taking place.
All of these take place in the presence of pagan kings who worship idols
In all of these we see the same sentiments as we find in the song played earlier,
“I will trust … I will trust … I will trust in YOU!”
In all of these events Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were honored by the king.
But, for whom did the king reserve his highest praise?
In these accounts and in all of the accounts where we see the hand of God at work it is the LORD who is the hero, NOT THE PERSON!
John 15:7-8 NIV
“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to MY FATHER'S GLORY, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.”