In this conversation, Pastors Erik, Julia, and Gavin discuss the book of Daniel, chapters 1-3. Read those chapters, listen to the audio of the conversation, and chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and to these three questions:
- What word, phrase, or theme most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
- What does this portion of Scripture invite us to as a community of disciples?
- If you’re sitting down with these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?
For our next Bible Convo we will pick up with Daniel chapters 4-6!
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2 thoughts on “Bible Convo (Daniel 1-3) – 11/25/20”
The theme that stood out to me was the idea of wanting God to do things my way.
The story moves along quickly, but verses 1:5 and 1:18 give good perspective on the time frame. “They were to be trained for three years”…”at the end of the time set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.”
They were trained for 3 years. Daniel and the three amigos patiently waited for God through this training, not knowing exactly how things would work out. Yet clearly they remained faithful and continued to trust God.
In 3:17-18 they are about to be thrown into the blazing furnace. They recognized that God was more than able to save them. The line that caught me was in verse 18: “But even if he does not”. They had faith in the power of God, but were aware of the fact that God may not save them.
I don’t like to wait for God to act. I suck at having patience and am quick to turn on God when he doesn’t come through the way I think he should. These story’s give me examples of people who were faithful to God no matter what and I was encouraged and challenged by this.
You guys have provided a space for reflection on the Bible that has been life-giving in a time when life is difficult for me. I so appreciate the depth of your conversation paired with humor and laughter. Thanks for blessing me and for helping me smile and, sometimes, laugh out loud as I learn from you. The podcast is a wonderful gift to me.