Sunday School Lesson 421 Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego

Lesson: 421 Lesson Name: Daniel & Companions
Theme: Opportunity: A Turning Point / Choices

Reading: Daniel 1:1-21

Memory Verse: Ps. 1:1
Memory Verse Text: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.

Point 1: When Jerusalem fell and the people were taken captive to Babylon, God brings to light a great man and his companions even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Babylon was a beautiful but wicked city full of idol worshippers and superstition.
Point 2: The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord Pr 21.1. Several young captives were selected. Daniel and his three friends were chosen. It is obvious right at the start that these young men were unusually gifted -see v4.
Point 3: It is also evident that the King had designs on them for himself v4. For three years they were to be specially treated and taught. Thank God that Daniel had purpose of heart v8, and it seems that his influence also affected his friends.
Point 4: Testing comes. Melzar is asked to let them be proved. God had put it in his heart also to be considerate of the young captives. At the end of the test, they were better physically and God had given them more beside v17. The king comes to the conclusion that they were 10 times better. He always wins who sides with God.

See also: God at Work.

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