Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls

King Nebuchadnezzar and the Fiery Furnace

March 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
King Nebuchadnezzar and the Fiery Furnace
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Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
King Nebuchadnezzar and the Fiery Furnace
Mar 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Pastor Greg

Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was the most powerful man in the world in his
day (late seventh and early sixth centuries BC). It’s no surprise that such power
went to his head, as this story illustrates (see also Daniel 4). When
Nebuchadnezzar began his takeover of Jerusalem, he took the best and brightest of
the citizens to Babylon as POWs. Among such captives were Daniel, Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego. When they risked punishment by sticking with kosher
foods only, God rewarded their fidelity (Daniel 1). All four, though Israelites, rose
to prominence in this Gentile court.

Show Notes

Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was the most powerful man in the world in his
day (late seventh and early sixth centuries BC). It’s no surprise that such power
went to his head, as this story illustrates (see also Daniel 4). When
Nebuchadnezzar began his takeover of Jerusalem, he took the best and brightest of
the citizens to Babylon as POWs. Among such captives were Daniel, Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego. When they risked punishment by sticking with kosher
foods only, God rewarded their fidelity (Daniel 1). All four, though Israelites, rose
to prominence in this Gentile court.

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