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0305-Daniel Made a Difference in King Darius’ Life 但以理改变了大流士王的生命

Daniel 6:18-21,25-27 Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians were brought before him. Also, his sleep went from him. 19 Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! …… 25 Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. 26 I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end. 27 He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.Isn’t Daniel an amazing character when he replied king Darius question with the answer “O king, live forever! “? Jesus said, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. Daniel could have lambasted the king for allowing him to be thrown into the lions’ den. Daniel could also have defended himself regarding how well he has served the king and truly does not deserve such treatment. At the age of 80 years old or more, with natural and God’s wisdom, Daniel could have chosen to give the king who might possibly be younger than him a good lecture of how to manage his subordinates who sabotaged him! Yet, he chose to continue to give honor where honor is due to king Darius! This really set him apart from the rest of the personnel in the palace! Daniel is real before God and before men.

From what we know about Daniel, we know that Daniel consecrated his life to God and lived a sanctified life. He was a good citizen with an excellent character and was able to use the gift of God to interpret dreams for the kings.

It is important for us to model our lives from godly people. Daniel gives us a very good model and for us to emulate him.

Sermon Series: The Daniels of Today (Part 3)


但以理改变了大流士王的生命

但以理书6:18-21, 25-27 王回宫,终夜禁食,无人拿乐器到他面前,并且睡不着觉。
19次日黎明,王就起来,急忙往狮子坑那里去。 20临近坑边,哀声呼叫但以理,对但以理说:「永生 神的仆人但以理啊,你所常事奉的 神能救你脱离狮子吗?」 21但以理对王说:「愿王万岁!…25那时,大流士王传旨,晓谕住在全地各方、各国、各族的人说:「愿你们大享平安! 26现在我降旨晓谕我所统辖的全国人民,要在但以理的 神面前,战兢恐惧。因为他是永远长存的活 神,他的国永不败坏;他的权柄永存无极!27他护庇人,搭救人,在天上地下施行神迹奇事,救了但以理脱离狮子的口。」

但以理回答大流士王的问题,说“愿王万岁!” 他岂不是一个奇妙的人吗!? 耶稣说,心里所充满的,口里就说出来。但以理本可以痛斥王允许他被扔进狮子坑。但以理也可以为自己辩护,说他服侍王有多好,实在不应受这样的待遇。在80多岁这样的年纪,凭着自然和 神的智慧,但以理本可以选择给可能比他年轻的王一个很好的教训,教他如何管理那些蓄意破坏他的部下!然而,他选择继续将大流士王当得的尊重给他!这把他和皇宫里的其他人真正区别开来了!但以理在神面前和人面前是真实的。

根据我们对但以理的了解,我们知道但以理将他的生命分别为圣献给神并过着圣洁的生活。他是一个品行优良的好公民,能够用神所赐的恩赐为国王解梦。

效仿敬虔的人来塑造我们的生命是很重要的。但以理做了一个很好的榜样让我们效仿他。

讲章系列:现今时代的但以理 (第三部分)