The Nature Of God In The Book Of Daniel

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Throughout the book of Daniel, the writer uses such language as, “The Lord let”, “God allowed”, “God gave”, and “God will” to depict who God is to humanity. God grants insight to Daniel (Babylonian name Belteshazzar), and protection to Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (Babylonian names Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego). God gives to whom God wants to according to Her plan and purpose. As the Hebrew Bible records, Israel though disobedient was promised that God would restore them. The Israelites, the exiles in the book of Daniel appear to be faithful and diligent in their allegiance to God. It is the Babylonians that act to learn who this God is and brought low because of their pride and taught. God shows mercy not only to the Israelites, but to the Babylonians as well! God uses the fiery pit, the lion’s den, King Nebuchadnezzar, his son, King Belshazzar, residents of Babylon and King Darius to reveal and affirm that He is the Most High God.
God Is Sovereign
God uses his authority and power over everything He has created to work for His purpose as well as exaltation. Throughout the book of Daniel, it appears that everything works towards the plan of God. God uses what give the impression to be the righteous and the unrighteous. God performs to work through good, evil, friend and foe.
The Lord let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power, as well as some of the vessels of the house of God. These he brought to the land of Shinar, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his
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