Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 5: The Feast of Fools

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 5: The Feast of Fools

During his long life at the Babylonian court, Daniel must have participated in many feasts. But only one is recorded in his book and is perhaps the most dramatic episode of the entire story. Basically, God interrupted a merry and lavish banquet to declare with His very hand a death judgment. Such a sudden turn from ecstasy to despair may well be un

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 4: Pride

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 4: Pride

Trials and Dreams Trials and dreams seem to alternate in the first few chapters of Daniel. First, we learned about Daniel and his friends’ commitment to God being trialed when asked to eat cultic food. Then Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream, which Daniel, with God’s help, was able to recount and interpret. After the initial phase of apparent sub

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 3: Faithful in the Furnace

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 3: Faithful in the Furnace

Have you ever dreamed something so amazing that you wished it was true? One of the greatest kings on earth did. And, being in his position, he could afford to literally make his dream come true. Or so he thought.   A Dream Come True Nebuchadnezzar dreamed a statue that foretold the future of humankind: four kingdoms would succeed each other un

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 2: Sleepless Nights

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 2: Sleepless Nights

[i] Daniel and his friends have just completed three years of education when a dramatic event shook Babylon. The king had some strange dreams and demanded their interpretation from the Chaldeans on pain of death. The threatened group included the four young Hebrews. Imagine just graduating from a school and entering a field of work under a boss who

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 1: Inviolable Consecration

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 1: Inviolable Consecration

The Beginning of Daniel’s Captivity Daniel 1 describes the beginning of Judah’s Babylonian captivity. A century earlier, the northern kingdom of Israel had also been enslaved. Located between two empires—Egypt and Assyria—Israel and Judah often sought alliances with Egypt to resist the northern threat. But these coalitions proved unfortunate for bo