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Diane Martinez

The book of Daniel begins with King Nebuchadnezzar selecting the strongest, and gifted with knowledge men to serve him in the royal palace. among the men were Daniel, Meshach, Shadarach, and Abendigo. It goes on to tell that Daniel was the only only who could interpret the king’s dream because God had given Daniel the gift to do so. The king was so impressed with Daniel that he gave him a high position in the palace. during his reign king Nebuchadnezzar built a statue made of gold and wrote a decree saying that everyone must bow down to worship this idol. Daniel and his friends refused to do that, they would not dishonor their own true God. The king became enraged and had the 4 men thrown into the fiery furnace. They were not afraid, they knew their god would protect them. The king was so mad he ordered the furnace to be turned up 7 times hotter than usual. The men were not even burned. The king immediately praised their god. the men were promoted to even higher positions. Daniel continues to interpret visions for the king, the vision come to pass just as Daniel had said they would. Daniel tried to warn the king to repent, but he did not. Nebuchadnezzar was driven from human society he ate grass. After time had passed he finally repented and he praised God. He was restored to his kingdom. Daniel remained in position. Daniel was also thrown into the den of lions for praying when he wasn’t suppose to. The lions did not harm him because he trusted his God.

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