The Protection of Fidelity

Daniel is one of twelve prophets carved in soapstone
by Brazilian Baroque sculptor Aleijadinho,
born in 1730 or 1738 and died, November 18, 1814

The Reading for Today: Daniel 1

The year is 605 B.C. The Hebrews are being taken into exile into Babylon, modern day southeast Iraq. The Lord raises up the prophet Daniel in the crisis. This is the account of this one faithful young Hebrew lad, probably a teenager.

Sense the purity of heart in this radiant man, confident in his God, faithful to the details of following the Lord. In a foreign land, these reminders will form sacred boundaries in his heart for adhering to the Lord alone. Recall the fidelity to God of the patriarch Joseph in Egypt. Fidelity and total trust in the Lord brought the Lord’s protection in the favor of the Pharaoh. The same happens for Daniel and the King of Babylon.

What can you do each day to remind you of the divine presence as you live in a world that ignores God?

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the first of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets, currently reading from the book of Daniel.

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