Good Enough to Muzzle Lions?

Dear Mosaic Family , Tomorrow, we'll be looking at one of the most famous stories in the Bible: Daniel in the Lions' Den. Preaching famous texts is always challenging, because people think they know the story, and as the saying goes, "familiarity breeds contempt." We're so familiar with the story, it's lost all relevance in our lives. The story of Daniel and the lions comes with an additional challenge: though famous, it has been famously misinterpreted! The usual interpretation goes like this: "Look at Daniel, he's so good! He trusts God. He's uncompromising. He's incorruptible. He's absolutely moral. Be like him and God will take care of you by protecting you and prospering you. He won't let anything bad happen to you. Despite all the dangerous metaphorical lions in your life, you won't have a scratch on you. Guaranteed. Just trust and obey." That's all fine and well, except that's not the point of the story and, it just isn't true! Many of us have been taught this false moralistic interpretation, and if you've been good, and bad things have happened, you're disillusioned. Or you read the story, and say, "I could never be this good, so Christianity just isn't for me."

Join us tomorrow as we look at this story in historical, cultural, and biblical context to see the glorious grace of a God who muzzles the fiercest lions in our lives, not because of our goodness, but because of Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

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