Dec. 2, 2021
From Year of the Bible 2021
Faithfulness Leads to Witness
Overview: Daniel 1-2, 1 John 1
The book of Daniel records the life of the prophet in Babylon to show God’s sovereignty over history and empires. The book begins with Daniel and his three friends living faithfully to the Lord as Hebrew exiles in the Babylonian court. God rewards their faithfulness by giving them wisdom and favor with the king. Daniel’s God shows Himself superior to the gods of Babylon when only Daniel can interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
The first letter of John was written by John the son of Zebedee, the disciple that Jesus loved, and author of the Fourth Gospel. The letter’s main themes are true doctrine, obedient living, and fervent devotion to the Lord. John affirms that Jesus is the Son of God and that His saving death allows us to experience the light and knowledge of God.