Tonight I started reading the book of Daniel in my Bible class. Yes, we went through the famous stories of Daniel being saved as he was thrown into the lion’s den, and that of his friends being saved when they were thrown into a fiery furnace. There is more to the stories and more to the lives of the men than just those few instances. However, the overarching theme is steadfast faith of the men and of God. The men were taken from Jerusalem when the area was sieged and brought to Babylon. They decided to remain faithful to God and trusted that He would remain faithful to them. They refused to eat foods that were against God’s instructions. They also refused to worship idols and the pretend gods that the pagan kings had erected. Their steadfast faith was met by God’s. He blessed them, gave them the necessary tools to live in faith, and He kept them safe. I only read the first few chapters, but was uplifted and inspired as the men were beautiful examples of how to live a faithful life in a non-believing world.
I Found God today inspired by Daniel and his companions.