GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
“Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
A STUDY IN DANIEL
Purpose – To unveil and see the sovereign hand of God at work in the history of the nations of mankind, of men, and to know and trust God to be sovereign in directing our individual lives.
When Your World Crumbles Around You
Purpose – To know and trust God to care for us even when nations, our own, and others are falling; God will take care of us, and meet our needs.
I. PEOPLE FALL AWAY FROM GOD (v.1; 2 Kings 21:18-26; 2 Kings 23:34; Ezekiel 20:13, 16; 23:38; Jeremiah 27:1-11)
II. A KING IS TAKEN AND A KINGDOM’S RELIGION IS CAPTURED (v. 2; 1 Samuel 4:11; 5:1-9).
III. THE WORLD ATTEMPTS TO MOLD AND CONTROL MINDS (vv.3-5).
IV. THE SOVEREIGN HAND OF GOD IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS (vv. 6-7; Proverbs 21:1).
i. Let’s stand upon the Word of God; reading, studying, hearing, and applying it to every area of our lives (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Timothy 4:2).
ii. Putting our faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, and guarding our hearts and minds from religion of men (Psalm 118:8).
iii. Filling our minds with the things of God, holiness, righteousness, God’s glory, justice, peace, His love, mercy, goodness, bearing the fruits of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:16; Ephesians 5:18; Galations 5:22-23).
iv. Always keeping in mind the power of the sovereign hand of God over the affairs of men and nations will help us realize everyday, that, God is directing the events and circumstances of our lives; that, He does not have a plan A and a plan B (Daniel 29, 37, 47).
-Tim A. Blankenship