It is a privilege to study the Bible without fear of persecution. And to do so openly, with friends, is a real blessing.
Tonight a small group of us began our study of the book of Daniel, as presented by the incredibly gifted Beth Moore. I am excited about this study for several reasons but one in particular is that Daniel and his three friends were men of integrity and adhered to their principles under the most challenging of work/life circumstances.
As part of our kick-off session, we each made a pledge to learn over the next several months. I can't wait to see what God teaches us through the lives of these brave men!
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians [... ]
Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. -Daniel 1:3-4;6