Tuesday, September 15, 2015

God's Hand in Babylon

Daniel stands out as one of the greatest heros of Hebrew faith. His courage, wisdom, and resolve mark his legacy. Daniel's people needed such a hero, too, considering their faithlessness and idolatry finally led to Judah's demise (2 Kings 25; Jeremiah 25). In 605, the first year of King Nebuchadnezzar's reign, the king takes Daniel and companions to Babylon to begin an 18-year period of deportation. He also orders new names and a heavy dose of Babylonian doctrine for his captives. Loss of land and identity is a grave hardship. But Daniel can see God's hand in the hardship, and teaches us to do likewise.

God Gets Flesh - John 1:1-18 sermon

1 comment:

Brenda Kay said...

There is an article in the newest 'World' magazine called Dare to be a Daniel that I think you might enjoy, PT. http://www.worldmag.com/2015/09/dare_to_be_a_daniel