Family Devotional Guide - 10/18/20
Scripture: Daniel 6:10
Discussion: After learning of the newly signed law that would lead him literally into the lions’ den were he to disobey, Daniel chose to disobey the law and to obey God instead. The Bible says that he went into his upper room to pray with his windows opened “as was his custom since early days.” How was Daniel able to be so courageous? What promises from God’s word might he have been hanging onto to give him strength, and what promises from God’s word can we hold onto to give us strength to obey the Lord?
Song: “By Faith” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend
Scripture: Daniel 6:11-15
Discussion: Daniel had enemies due to his faith in the Lord, and they were determined to bring him down. Even King Darius, the mightiest man in the kingdom, could not deliver him (vv. 14-15). We know from the end of the story that the Lord (our King!) would deliver Daniel. What does this teach us about our ultimate source of help and deliverance? Discuss when and how you have trusted in human beings who were unwilling or incapable of helping you and how you maintained your trust in the Lord.
Song: “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash & Scott Cash
Scripture: Daniel 6:16-17
Discussion: King Darius knew enough about the Lord God to believe firmly that He would deliver Daniel from the danger he faced in the lions’ den. Do you have that kind of faith? Even in the current political turmoil, are you still trusting in the Lord or have you given into cynicism? Let us not despair, but let us instead continue trusting in the Lord our God!
Song: “Have Faith in God” by B.B. McKinney