Posted October 31, 2009
Let us study once more Daniel’s Big God
Theology. This week we will look at Daniel 6:16-23 and the fact that
‘He Is A God Of Rest’. Daniel has found several points of
rest in our Big God. Today let us look at this truth; ‘He Found
Rest Among The Hounds Of Hell’. The ‘he’ in our title is Daniel.
The ‘hounds of Hell’ are the presidents that order the decree of
anyone found praying to any other but the earthly king. This would
result in them being thrown in the lion’s den.
In verse 16 I find ‘Daniel Found
Rest In The Word Of Promise’. I am amazed from whence this
promise came. It is coming from the mouth of a pagan Gentile king. A
lost man, if you can believe it. I wonder if the lost of this world
see any God on us. It certainly will make all the difference. He
told Daniel, ‘thy God whom thou servest continually, He will
deliver thee.’ He saw in Daniel a great faithfulness to his God.
He told Daniel that his God would deliver. The word has the idea
that he has a hedge about Daniel for protection. Oh, how I am
reminded that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the
world, or for Daniel, in the lion’s den.
Let me remind us that before you
encounter your lion’s den, may God give you a promise that will
sustain you in a dark hour. You cannot get a promise from God that
suits your need if you are not in His Word.
I see in 6:22a ‘He Found Rest In
The Work’s Of Power’. God shut the lion’s mouth. They had no
power over Daniel. They later killed and ate a large group of
people. If this be true, curl up, pillow your head on the devil, and
rest until our God opens the door of the lion’s den for deliverance.
The devil has no power over us unless it is given him from above.
The devil might slobber on you, and gum you, but he can’t eat you.
He has no teeth. The Lord pulled all his teeth at Calvary. Thank you
Lord. I can live in the fact that greater is He that is in me than
all the devil’s in Hell. I am reminded of the great missionary
Jonathan Patton. The cannibals came to eat him night after night but
never did. They later said they were afraid of the two shiny men on
top of his hut. I am sure if God let the cannibals see the shiny men
the lion’s could see them in the den.
I find in verse 22b and 23c ‘He
Found Rest in The Witness Of Preservation’. Daniel said that
there was no hurt upon him because innocency was found in him. The
word ‘innocent’ is our word for a man of integrity. The word
means a servant who does not have to be checked on. No one had to
come by the lion’s den to see if Daniel was still holding on.
In verse 23c I find in the witness
that Daniel ‘believed in his God’. The word ‘believe’
means to cast ones self in total reliance and dependency upon
Let the devil roar. He can’t come
near me unless it is ordered of the Lord. Even than he can only mess
with my body, he cannot come near my soul. That, my friend, causes
me to rest.