Where was Daniel when Nebuchadnezzar’s gold image was set up?

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Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. (Daniel 2:48)

Then the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. (Daniel 3:3)

After we have reviewed the life of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, let us come back and look at Daniel. Granted, many must have this question in mind: where was Daniel when king Nebuchadnezzar had ordered all his officials of high and low ranks to stand before the image?

The above verses show that “the king promoted Daniel… and he made him … chief prefect…” The word “prefect” in “chief prefect” shows up in its plural form “prefects” in other places of Daniel.

And we see, all “prefects” were on this list of image worshipers. Normally, it would be hard for Daniel, the “chief prefect,” to escape from being listed. However, the Bible does not speak directly about that, which hides a spiritual mystery that needs us to explore further.

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This daily devotional message is taken from Taichuan Tongs new book “The Sword for the End Times (I): Dividing Truths in Daniel & Revelation”

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