Book of Daniel
Pastor Phil Ballmaier
Daniel was one of the Hebrew teenagers taken captive by the Babylonians and brought to Babylon in the first deportation which occurred in 606 BC. Daniel was deeply committed to his God, the God of Israel, and purposed that he would live for and honor God in Babylon even as he had done in Jerusalem.
Because of Daniel’s faith and commitment to God, the LORD used him in incredible ways and he became a high ranking official in both the Babylonian and Medo-Persian empires. His life personifies the adage, “Blossom wherever God plants you.” Daniel was a man who purposed in his heart (1:8) that he would not defile himself with the pleasures of Babylon (the world) but would remain faithful to his God no matter what. The Book of Daniel is not only a book of history, it is also one of the most incredible books of prophecy in the Bible. As we read and study this book may we accept the challenge the Holy Spirit has placed in it for all o