Daniel in Exile

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Sermon Notes

GodisSpeakingDSEarlier in the Old Testament, we read about Joseph, one of Jacob’s twelve
sons who was sold into slavery (by his own brothers!) and became a prisoner
in a foreign land. Far from home, with no one he knew that would see or
critique him, Joseph led a life of staggering integrity. Fast forward to
Daniel and three other young men from Judah who have been exiled in the
capital city of their sworn enemies and captors. They were in a place
where “no one was looking.” They could compromise and cut corners and no
one would ever know … except God. Our culture invites and encourages us to
compromise too, but like Daniel living in exile, we live by a higher