THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war.
They undertook a serious study to find the safest place on the globe.
They studied and traveled, traveled and studied.
Finally, they found THE place!
And on Christmas they sent their pastor a card from their new home - in the Faukland Islands.
That was just weeks before the conflict between Argentina and Great Britain!
16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17 And a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
Perhaps there is no real safe place on this earth for a Christian.
Did you ever think about that?
Daniel took a stand.
He would not bow down to idols.
He would only worship the Lord God.
He preferred to spend the night with lions than to miss his prayer time!
Now THAT'S "standing by your principles!"
But Daniel actually slept better under angelic guard than the king did in his big ole bed!
After all, how could the lions eat him when God shut their mouths?
How many of us, like Daniel are surrounded by "lions?"
There are lions all about Christians today.
There's the lion that says if you don't allow homosexuals equal marriage rights, then you must be prejudiced and filled with bigotry.
Then there's the lion that says the fetus is just a piece of flesh: abortion is not really murder.
And if you say it IS murder, then you must be a totally uneducated idiot!
And how about that lion that says it's ok to make babies just to kill them and reap the harvest of their stem cells?
Why, if you speak against it, you must be totally against helping those who are ill from drastic diseases.
Well, I don't know about you; but I'm praying for God to SHUT THE MOUTHS of the "lions!"
The safest place for any Christian is in the will of God.