Share This Episode
Our Daily Bread Ministries Various Hosts Logo

Better with God

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts
The Truth Network Radio
April 23, 2021 8:00 pm

Better with God

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 762 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.


April 23, 2021 8:00 pm

On her college volleyball team, my granddaughter learned a winning principle. When the ball came her way, no matter what, she could “better the ball.” She could make a play that left her teammates in a better situation—without throwing tantrums, blaming, or making excuses. Always make the situation better.

That was Daniel’s response when he and three Hebrew friends were taken into captivity by Babylon’s king Nebuchadnezzar. Although they were given pagan names and ordered to three years of “training” in the enemy’s palace, Daniel didn’t rage. Instead, he asked permission not to defile himself in God’s sight by eating the king’s rich food and wine. As this intriguing Bible story shows, after consuming nothing but vegetables and water for ten days (Daniel 1:12), Daniel and his friends “looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food” (v. 15).

Another time, Nebuchadnezzar threatened to kill Daniel and all palace wise men if they couldn’t repeat the king’s disturbing dream and interpret it. Again, Daniel didn’t panic, but sought mercy “from the God of heaven,” and the mystery was revealed to him in a vision (2:18–19). As Daniel declared of God, “wisdom and power are his” (v. 20). Throughout his captivity, Daniel sought God’s best despite the conflicts he faced. In our own troubles, may we follow that example, making the situation better by taking it to God.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Focus on the Family
Jim Daly
Encouraging Word
Don Wilton
Beacon Baptist
Gregory N. Barkman
Connect with Skip Heitzig
Skip Heitzig
Beacon Baptist
Gregory N. Barkman
Matt Slick Live!
Matt Slick

Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

Today's reading titled better with God was written by Patricia Raven on her college volleyball team.

My granddaughter learned a winning principal when the ball came her way. No matter what she could better the ball she could make a play that left her teammates in a better situation without throwing tantrums, blaming or making excuses. Always make the situation better.

That was Daniel's response when he and three Hebrew friends were taken into captivity by Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar although they were given pagan names and ordered to take three years of training in the enemy's palace. Daniel didn't rage instead he asked permission not to defile himself in God's sight by eating the king's rich food and wine. Is this intriguing Bible story shows after consuming nothing but vegetables and water for 10 days. Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. Another time Nebuchadnezzar threatened to kill Daniel and all palace wisemen if they couldn't repeat the king's disturbing dream and interpret it again. Daniel didn't panic, but sought mercy from the God of heaven and the mystery was revealed to him in a vision. As Daniel declared of God. Wisdom and power are his. Throughout his captivity. Daniel sought God's best.

Despite the conflicts he face in our own troubles.

May we follow that example making the situation better by taking it to God, our Scripture reading today is from Daniel chapter 1 verses 11 through 16 and chapter 2 verses 19 and 20.

Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel and Anaya Michelle and Azariah, please test your service for 10 days. Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food and treat your servants in accordance with what you see, so he agreed to this and tested them for 10 days at the end of the 10 days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food so the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. Now I'll read from chapter 2 verses 19 and 20. During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision.

Then Daniel praised the God of heaven, and said praise be to the name of God, for ever and ever.

Wisdom and power are his. Let's pray. Loving God with life's challenges threatened to overwhelm us remind us of Daniel, who didn't panic, but sought your mercy and your best even when faced with the most difficult situations help us trust you with our cares and give us the wisdom, strength and peace.

We need thank you Lord is in your name Jesus we pray. Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime