On Sunday, we continued our sermon series entitled, “Great Bible Stories,” where we are examining the Sunday School classics. In my twenty years of preaching I have never preached a message on David and Goliath or Daniel in the Lion’s Den. As I read those narratives again, I was impressed by the deeper truths that are contained in these classic stories.This past Sunday I preached on “Daniel: Faithful to the Finish”
I asked our people how old they thought Daniel was when he was thrown into the lions’ den. The truth is Daniel was probably in his 80’s or 90’s. The Bible says that he was promoted to Prime Minister over the kingdom because he had an excellent spirit. That means that even though he was an old man, he still had a positive, winsome attitude about life and about his job. Have you ever noticed that when a lot of people get older they become grouchy old men or grouchy old women. Nawww! That’s not possible, is it? Someone might be saying, “You must be talking about my spouse.” Daniel wasn’t like that. He maintained his positive enthusiasm throughout his life. He was faithful to the finish. He was a man of great character and integrity. His loyalty to his God could have cost him his life when he was thrown into the lion’s den. God sent His angel though who shut the lions’ mouths. I believe this was the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, none other than the pre-incarnate Christ. He was the alpha-male of the pride that night. To listen to this sermon online click here: Daniel: Faithful to the Finish.
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