Re:Verse passage – Daniel 3:1-30 (day three)

“The appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!”

Nebuchadnezzar employed his non-Hebrew cultural perspective in an honest attempt to describe what he could not explain: “one like a son of the gods.” Was he wrong? Would you just love to tweak his language (as some translations do) so that it emerges as the much more acceptable designation “the Son of God?” Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t wrong so much as he was observant. He believed that he was seeing profound evidence of something cosmic in scope. He now wanted to know more than ever what was real, where he could stand, whom he could trust. God can work with that. When someone is becoming ever more interested in the activity of the divine, God will put up with some awkward descriptors. He’ll put up with far more than that. Will you?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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