Daniel in Lions Den

#73 But If Not

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?

Devotional

“He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not …”
Daniel 3:17-18 ESV

That magnificent But if not!

To die to your preference, to give up your choice, IS surrender to the Almighty. These men had no choice about where to live, who was king, nor what they did with their lives. In some long and deep dealings, they had surrendered to that and helped each other to do so.

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV

The only choice they had was whether to accept that God ultimately holds all direction. God DOES hold all the choices, but we live in easy rebellion against His choices, believing that our decision must of course be His!

To Israel who failed to surrender, the Almighty demonstrated that His choice rules.

But if not…

Other Devotionals in Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun! #116 Removing the Person of God #115 Daniel Remains #114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears #113 Know His Name #112 The End of Pride #111 Still More Greatness #110 For the Sake of the Kingdom #109 God Alone Reigns #108 The Most High Lives #107 The King Was Transformed #106 Purpose of the Mind #105 Healed by Solitude #104 Until You Learn #103 Sudden Judgment #102 God's Warning Is Not Empty #101 Here Stand Two Men #100 The Lowliest of Men #99 Without Excuse #98 Holy and Unapproachable #97 God, THE ONLY #96 Conquered Kingdoms #95 Stolen Glory #94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar #93 In the Service of Babylon #92 Untouchable by Death #91 The Loosing of Bonds #90 A Contest of Power #89 Forged by Earlier Fires #88 The Furnace of Christ #87 He Walks My Walk #86 Loose and Walking! #85 The Presence of God #84 The Fourth Man #83 Wisdom and Power #82 Divine Wisdom #81 Again, LET God #80 Know that He is God #79 All Power #78 Reverence and Fear of God #77 Born Worshipers #76 Dying is the Only Way #75 The Test of Worship #74 We Need Only to Know Him
#73 But If Not (Currently Viewing)
#72 God Chooses #71 Closet Meeting #70 Actual Life and Literal Death #69 No Need to Answer #68 They Would Not Bow #67 Furnace of Fire #66 Fiery Test #65 Find Your Place #64 Hidden Treasure #63 To Know God by Name #62 Babylonian Captivity #61 Daniel's Day #60 Believe in the One #59 I Am But a Sheep #58 One Work, Not Many #57 Food Everlasting #56 Our Daily Bread #55 The Work of Faith #54 Christ Within #53 Faith Comes by Hearing #52 Not By Bread Alone #51 His Righteous One #50 The Just Shall Live #49 Daniel Believed #48 Stability in Crisis #47 Christ the Foundation #46 Amazing Rock #45 Rock of Habitation #44 The Stone and the Kingdom #43 The Stone is the Foundation #42 Christ, the Precious Cornerstone #41 The Rock of Power #40 My Rock and My Salvation #39 Precious Cornerstone #38 The Stone in Zion #37 The Stone #36 Angel of Light #35 Latter Days #34 Heavenly Access #33 Instrument of Heaven #32 Daniel's Praise #31 Mystery was Revealed #30 Desire to Live #29 The Church Rises #28 Faithful in Small Things #27 Celebrating Individuality #26 The First Crisis of Daniel #25 Through Faith #24 The Absolute YES #23 Live by Faith #22 An End Times Book #21 Alone With God #20 God Alone #19 Why Identity Matters #18 God Is My Judge #17 God's Own Creation #16 Daniel's Choice #15 God Revealed #14 A Royal Son #13 Defend Your Identity #12 Daniel's Name #11 Flourishing Under Pressure #10 Crisis of Idolatry #9 Given What They Chose #8 The Capture of Israel #7 Treasuring Identity #6 Identity in God #5 At God's Hand #4 The Almighty Reigns!