Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
Thanks everyone for being patient with me as I am getting back on my feet. It has been slow, but I am getting around. Praises to our KING!
As I was in bed, I read the book of Daniel. I know it can be so confusing reading about all the prophesy, but as I read I got so much from it.
Daniel 1:1-2 says, In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the LORD delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of GOD. There he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.
I want to point out that it was GOD who handed Jehoiakim into the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar. Even though King Nebuchadnezzar did not worship the true GOD of Isreal, GOD chose to hand over King Jehoiakim to King Nebuchadnezzar, and not only the king, but the kingdom, and the articles that were in the temple. King Nebuchadnezzar then placed GOD's HOLY articles into the temple made for his false god.
One might think that GOD would have become angry and judged King Nebuchadnezzar, but GOD chose to bless him instead. Why would GOD do such a thing? MMMMMM???? As we read further into the book of Daniel the truth will be revealed, but let's take it chapter by chapter, and verse by verse to really disect the WORD and find out the truths GOD has for us.
The nugget of truth revealed to me about Daniel 1:1,2...
Sometimes when we see the unsaved progressing in life while we struggle, it is easy to let our faith slip away and question GOD in HIS decisions. BUT...has GOD ever made a mistake? NO! HE has never made one single mistake and yet we find it hard to have faith in the fact that GOD is in control of it all, and we should just walk by faith and not by site.
This is not the end of this chapter, we will see what nuggets of truth we will find tomorrow. If you want, read Daniel 1-4 and comment back to me about the nuggets of truth GOD reveals to you. I am so excited to hear from! GOD bless you as you search for truth for yourselves. My hope is that many will participate.