Exploring My Strange Bible

Faithfulness in Exile: Daniel Part 2 - The National Idol

Episode Summary

In this episode, we are continuing to explore the Old Testament book of Daniel.

Episode Notes

I did this teaching a couple of years ago about Daniel Chapter 3. It is a famous story in the Old Testament about the three guys who get thrown into this Babylonian furnace because they won’t worship an idol of the kingdom of Babylon as if it is God.

Because most people are introduced to this story as a children’s story, they miss out on the extremely adult themes in this chapter. This is not a children’s story. It is an example of how nations exult their power, national security, and the economy as if they were God.

Let’s dive in and learn together.