When the World Falls Apart
How are Daniel and his friends able to flourish in a hostile culture?
- Through the application of wisdom
2 Kinds of Wisdom:
- Practical Wisdom
— Start with the wisdom God has already given you (14)
— Daniel’s wisdom does not eliminate the need for God, it sets the stage for God’s power to be put on display (27-28)
- Spiritual Wisdom
— Daniel immediately seeks God in prayer with others (17-18)
— We need God and others (27-28)
- Daniel (& his friends) flourish
- A pagan king praises Daniel’s God
Take Home Idea:
When we live with wisdom in a hostile world, we set the stage for God to reveal His glory.