Tag: Darius

  • September 25 – Temple Construction Opposed

    Reading Ezra 4:6-6:13 Devotional From 536 to 522 B.C., construction of the temple was stopped. This happened for at least three reasons. First, the governing officials of Persia objected to Darius king of Persia. They wrote to Darius that they were afraid that if the walls and temple of Jerusalem were rebuilt, the people would…

  • September 22 – Daniel in the Lions’ Den

    Reading Dan. 6:1-27; 1:21; 6:28 Devotional With Darius the Mede now in charge of Babylon, Daniel is promoted to the position of administrator and, along with two other administrators, is placed in charge over 120 satraps who ruled throughout the kingdom. Daniel excelled again in this role and Darius wanted to make Daniel in charge…

  • September 21 – The Writing on the Wall

    Reading Dan. 5:1-31; 9:1-27 Devotional Another 7 years has passed since Daniel saw the two visions of the future kingdoms. Belshazzar king of Babylon hosted a great banquet feast for 1,000 nobles and they drank wine. While drinking, Belshazzar ordered for the gold and silver cups that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the LORD’s temple in…