The Lions’ Den, Part VIII

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.  Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.  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?

Daniel 6:18-20

When I came across the question from Darius in this verse, it struck me as the question that all of humanity is asking: “is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee…”  That is the question of the ages.  Is the God that you serve able to deliver you?  Many people around the world serve many different gods.  But there is only one God Who is truly able to “deliver thee.”

Darius was genuinely afraid for Daniel, who he hadn’t wanted to throw into the lions’ den in the first place.  He was concerned about Daniel’s safety.  And, his question was a legitimate question.  Is God able to deliver.  That is an eternally important question.  If the God that we serve is  not able to deliver us from anything, there is no point in serving Him.  If we serve a God that can not deliver Daniel from the den of lions, how do we thing that He will deliver us from our chains of sin?

Fortunately, the answer to Darius’ question is the same as the answer to our question: YES HE CAN DELIVER!  He delivered Daniel from the lions’ den.  He delivered Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego from the fiery furnace.  He delivered Lazarus from the hand of death and He can deliver us from the very power of sin itself.

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”  (Hebrews 7:25)

Let us be thankful today that we serve a God who can deliver!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Wow, Ben . . .this is very powerful! Thank you for delivering us such a great post about our God who delivers!


  2. Thanks, Ben

    I’m thankful indeed. If He could not deliver, we would be nothing but a hopeless, miserable bunch. “Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ!”



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