God’s people can persevere in exile, because He is doing them good, and He is with them, while they are there.
The Lord rules over all people, great and small, and graciously gives each one what they have.
Three men were thrown into the fiery furnace in Babylon, because they would not serve, or worship, the gods there. Could this have application in our day?
In spite of current appearances, God is in control, and His Kingdom will win in the end. God’s people need to be reminded of this now, just as they did in Daniel’s time.
What can we learn from the story of some exiles, some 2600 years ago? How to be faithful, without compromise, while living in a strange land.
When a people refuse to worship the Lord, they are given over, in judgment, to their sinful desires and thoughts. Our culture demonstrates this truth. And yet the patience of God is still evident in all the upheaval.
If the Resurrection isn’t true, Christianity comes apart. But it is true. Jesus is Alive, and because He is, He is YOUR Lord. Do you believe? Have you been changed by the Resurrection’s power?
The values of Jesus’ upside-down Kingdom are on display as He is mocked, beaten and crucified.