Daniel's life provides such encouragement. As a young man, Daniel and most of his countrymen were carried away in captivity to serve as slaves i the Babylonian empire under King Nebuchadnezzar. He lived 70 years as a slave and never returned to his homeland, yet he maintained his godly character in the midst of a terrible circumstance.
Daniel #1 "Godly Character"
April 17, 2016 • R. Chip Denief • 2 Chronicles 29:1–4, 2 Chronicles 33:1–9, 2 Chronicles 33:21–25, Daniel 1:1–7, Matthew 24:15–16, Daniel 1:8–21
Daniel #8 "Humility"
God humbles the proud • June 12, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
Daniel records the words of King Nebuchadnezzar concerning how God humbled him and then, ultimately, restored him when he repented. The Living God will not tolerate being displaced by anyone or anything. He humbles the proud but gives grace to the humble.