The Rulers and Prophets of Daniel's Time
World Kingdoms from Daniel's Time on
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome
History of Israel's Relationship to the Kings of Daniel 11
Served as a prophets to the exiles in Babylon from 605-56 B.C.
A. DANIEL'S LIFE (1:1-6:28)
B. DANIEL'S VISIONS (7:1-12:13)
Daniel and his three friends chose not to eat the king's food. They did not bow down to the king's image, even under penalty of death. Daniel continued to pray even though he knew he might be noticed and sentenced to death. These men are inspiring examples for us of how to live godly lives in a sinful world. When er face trials, we can expect God also be with us through them. May God grant us similar courage to remain faithful under pressure.
These visions gave the captives added confidence that God is in control of history. They were to wait patiently in faith and not worship the gods of Babylon or accept that society's way of life. God still rules over human activities. Evil will be overcome, so we should wait patiently and not give in to the temptations and pressures of the sinful way of life around us.