Posted September 15, 2009
Let us continue to study the great truth of Big
God Theology from the Book of Daniel. Today let us conclude our
thoughts on ‘He Is The God Of Retribution’. I have found in
my study that there is retribution for doing wrong seen very clearly
in the life of Belshazzar the king. In the life of Daniel we see
there are ‘Lessons Of Righteousness’ and retribution for
I find in Daniel 5:29 he is ‘Clothed
With Royalty’. Remember Daniel is of Jewish descent. He has been
in Babylon since he was a young boy. He is now an old man. The
scarlet robe was one of the king’s robes. This was the robe only a
Gentile king would wear. Belshazzar doesn’t say anything about the
words on the wall. It seems as though he is passing temporary
authority over to Daniel. He is also ‘Chained With Rulership’
This was the crest of authority and he places Daniel 3rd
in command. The text tells us in 5:30 that Belshazzar was slain that
night by Darius the king of the Medians.
In Chapter 6 and verses 1 and 3 I
find the ‘Commission Of Repetition’. Daniel was declared to
be 1st President under Darius the king. Daniel seems to
be like the Energizer Bunny. He keeps on going and going. He has now
been a high up official in three world empires. He was high up in
Nebuchadnezzar’s, Belshazzar’s, and now in Darius’s kingdom. There
will be yet one more kingdom in Chapter 10, verse 1 where we find
Daniel high up in the kingdom of Cyrus, the king of Persia. God
truly keeps His word when He says, ‘He resisteth the proud, but
giveth grace to the humble’. Daniel has truly walked humbly
before his Lord and time after time he has been highly exalted. Many
never connect the dots of God’s retribution program. He gives to
some while withholding from others. He can cause some to reap where
they never sowed. He comes to some with a hand of condemnation while
the same hand to others is a comfort. He causes some to see good
come out of bad while to others it is nothing but bad they see. He
can lift some while putting others down. He can cause some to be in
the light and cause the same light to be darkness to others. Who is
He? Why, He is the God of Retribution. I saw the results of a
hurricane some time ago on the North Carolina coast. I told some
that I wanted to find out who caused this and make sure that I was
on the ‘ins’ with them and not the ‘outs’.
If He is the God of Retribution
what does He expect from me? I feel it can be summed up in the words
of this song.
To Be A Daniel
Standing by a purpose true, Heeding God’s command,
then the faithful few! All hail to Daniel’s Band.
the Gospel banner high, on to victory grand!
and his host defy and shout for Daniel’s Band.
to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone.
to have a purpose firm. Dare to make it known.
It has been 3,00 years since Belshazzar and Daniel
lived. Belshazzar may still be receiving retribution in Hell, though
I am not his judge, while Daniel is still clipping the coupons of
righteous retribution in the presence of a Big God in Heaven.