As we come to the end, God leaves Daniel - and us - with three things: a word of comfort; a degree of clarity; and a charge.
The people who know their God
God reveals to Daniel a dizzying vision of trouble ahead for his people. But in all the battles he spells a message of hope for those who trust in him.
Daniel's last vision reveals a reality we think little about, but which impacts our lives more than we realise - and in which God's people can play a vital part.
In his prayer Daniel pleaded for mercy. Here God answers Daniel's prayer - a strange but comforting reply.
A lesson in prayer
We have the privilege of listening to a godly man pray that we might be pray-ers like Daniel.
Disciples for the long term
God lets his people know what they will have to face in days to come, so they may be prepared and encouraged about the future.
From now to eternity
Daniel's vision gives heaven's perspective on the whole of human history, and comfort to help God's people press on in a scary world.
The God who saves
Daniel is where his friends were in chapter 3 and where every true believer is and will be. But the one constant is God who rescues his people.
How the party ends
Nebuchadnezzar tells the story of the converted. Belshazzar tells the other story. He shows us three things - that we might learn not to be like him.
The story of a changed life
Every Christian has a testimony. This is King Nebuchadnezzar's. It teaches us three things about the story of conversion.
No other god
The issue that faced Daniel's three friends is the same for us today: will you bow down?
There is a higher throne
A big king. A big statue. An even bigger God. God wants us not just to understand but to respond rightly.
Faithful in a foreign land
To be a Christian is to swim against the tide of society. Daniel lived for God, even as an exile in Babylon. We look at three questions to help us do the same.