The Image, Part 4: God is not Willing that ANY Should Perish -- By Lyn Chaffart

The following devotional is the fourth in a short series focusing on Daniel 2: Nebuchadnezzar's vision of the great statue of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay.

"The king said to Daniel, 'Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.'" (Dan 2:47)

We take up our story at the point where Daniel has been given the mystery of the king's dream and has shared it with King Nebuchadnezzar. Now, we know that Daniel is considered one of the great prophets, so it is little wonder that Daniel was given the vision concerning Nebuchadnezzar's dream. But didn't you ever wonder why this dream was given to Nebuchadnezzar in the first place? Far from being a prophet, at this point in his life, he wasn't even a follower of God! But this didn't stop God for revealing a piece of the future to this pagan king. Why? There were several GREAT prophets around at the time. Why not one of them?

I believe the answer lies in the king's response to Daniel after hearing his dream and its meaning: "Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries . . .".

As a result of this dream, and as a result of the Lord revealing the same dream to Daniel in a vision, this pagan king comes to the point where he is acknowledging that one True God, the God of Heaven!

There were other times in Bible history that God revealed the future to pagans. Pharaoh's dream of the fat vs. skinny corn and cows is another that comes to mind. In this case, the pagan king also acknowledged the true God of Heaven (Gen. 41:38)! My friends, God will stop at nothing to see a soul saved. 2 Peter 3:9: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Let's take a moment to praise the Lord for His persistence in saving souls! After all, if you have answered the Savior's Call, then you are a product of God's persistence! But if you have NOT yet answered the Savior's Call, the Lord continues to patiently draw you to Him! Why wait another day, my friends? Why not answer the Savior's call -- Today??? To do so, just click on the following link:
Click here (http://answers2prayer.org/saviours_call.html)


Father God, we praise you for your patience and persistence in drawing sinners home! Lord, continue to do whatever is necessary to see that as many as are willing will be saved!

In His love,
Lyn

Lyn Chaffart, Moderator, The Nugget, Scriptural Nuggets ( www.scripturalnuggets.org ), Answers2Prayer Ministries, www.Answers2Prayer.org


(To access the entire "The Image" mini-series, please click here.)