Daniel is an ordinary man who goes through extraordinary circumstances. Daniel lived in Judah during the time when the Babylonians attacked Judah and captured all of the important national people. Daniel was one of those important people. As a young man, he is captured and taken back to Babylon and put in service for the king. God gave Daniel learning and skill in all literature and wisdom and in visions and dreams (Daniel 1:17). This allows Daniel to give God’s messages to the rulers of Babylon throughout the time of Babylon’s empire. The fifth chapter records the end of the Babylonian Empire and the rise of the Persian Empire. When the sixth chapter begins, Daniel would now be an old man who has lived most of his life away from home, serving foreign kings, and delivering God’s message to them. Daniel has given his life to the Lord in difficult circumstances.
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