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Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. Our goal is to help Christians grow in their faith and Bible knowledge while helping them to explore and study the meaning of scripture as it relates to the entire Bible taking into context the meaning of the surrounding chapter, book and verses as well as the historical and culture times of the writer, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


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Nebuchadnezzar Dreams of a Great Statue

Bible Verse Daniel 2:31-35

You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Commentary:

The Babylonian captivity began in 605 B.C., when Jerusalem was conquered by Babylon. Many of Jerusalem's best and the brightest were carried away into captivity. It was during this deportation that Daniel and his three friends were carried away to Babylon to serve King Nebuchadnezzar. In this section of scripture king Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which troubled him. So he ordered the wise men or magicians as they were called of his kingdom to explain the meaning of the dream. However to prove their interpretation was real and accurate he refused to tell them the dream. Nebuchadnezzar required that they not only tell him the interpretation of the dream; but also tell him the contents of his dream. Thereby proving their ability to accurately interpret visions.

It's not entirely clear whether he forgot the dream or not. However, as the story progresses, it does appear it became a point of contention meant to prove the abilities of the Chaldean wise men. After Daniel and his friends sought help from God, the Lord gave Daniel the interpretation of the dream as well as the contents of the king's dream. The statue seen in Nebuchadnezzar's dream was a vision from the Lord. God was showing Nebuchadnezzar all the kingdoms that would rule the world, between his time and the return of Jesus to set up His kingdom.

The head of Gold referred to the Babylonian Empire. The chest and arms of silver represented the Medo-Persian Empire which overthrew Babylon. The belly and thighs of bronze represented the Grecian Empire of Alexander the Great. The legs of iron represent the Roman Empire, with one leg representing the Western Empire and the other leg the Eastern Empire. However, the feet which are, made partially of clay and iron represent a revived form of the Roman Empire. This kingdom will have some of the strength of the old Roman Empire signified by the iron; but will also be partially weak signified by the clay. In addition, this empire will be divided into ten kings, or ten ruling boides. This revived form of the Roman Empire will be the last great empire to rule a majority of the world right before the return of Jesus. Jesus is represented by the stone cut without hands, which wipes away all kingdoms before it. The reign of Christ will be forever and it will fill the entire earth.

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Persistent In Prayer

Ephesians 6:18

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Let Us Fellowship Together

Hebrews 10:25

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Jesus, God in the Flesh

John 3:13

No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven.

Be Bold in the Gospel of Christ

Ephesians 5:16-17

Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

They Are One Flesh

Matthew 19:5-6

And he said, "This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one." Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together."

Do You Love the Lord?

Matthew 22:37-38

Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment."

Following Jesus

2nd Thessalonians 3:5

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

God Blesses Those Who Read His Word

Revelation 1:3

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.

Near the End People Will Turn Away from Christ

2nd Peter 3:3, 5

Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of His command, and He brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.

Jesus Will Come Again

Matthew 24:27, 30

For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

In the Last Days, People Will Stumble Over Jerusalem

Zechariah 12:3

On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.