During the Babylonian exile, Nebuchadnezzar had ordered some of the young men of Judah’s royal line and other noble families be trained in Babylonian culture. He said, “Select only strong, healthy, and good-looking young men... Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve in the royal palace. Train these young men in the language and literature of Babylon”. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were among the young men chosen; the king gave them new Babylonian names to replace (and in mockery of) their given Hebrew names
God's Rescue Mission
November 27, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • Daniel 3, John 1
Getting Past our Bitterness
December 18, 2022 • Dr Charles Kyker • Jonah 1
Have you ever been so angry with someone, so filled with bitterness and resentment that you wanted to see their demise? This is a tough place to find yourself, especially if you have professed faith in God and been a mouthpiece for God. Jonah, son of Amitttai, found himself here when God called him to speak truth to a people he hated. Jonah was a true prophet of the LORD and God sent him to speak God’s word to the people of Israel—prophecies that were fulfilled.