Thriving In Babylon
Good doesn’t usually just fall into our laps. Scripture shows us that if we want good in our lives, we have to seek it out.
Considering our current circumstances, it may seem like we are in a time of mere survival, but God has given us the tools to move beyond surviving and into thriving.
The world is responding in many different ways in the wake of COVID-19. But as followers of Jesus we have the opportunity to respond in such a way that inspires hope in those around us.
Biblical hope involves the rock solid truth that God is in control of the universe, and He is just and capable to usher everything under submission to His authority. Every wrong will be righted. Every tear will be wiped away. Justice, in the coming kingdom, will prevail. All of this comes because of Jesus, His death on the cross for our sins, and His amazing resurrection.…
What we learn from Daniel’s story as well as other people’s stories in the Bible is that if we want to not just survive but thrive in Babylon, our faith needs to be tested. But through that testing, we will experience greater growth in our faith in God and also incredible favor from God.
Pastor Kai not only introduced us to Daniel, but he also detailed just how awful and deranged Babylon was, something that would make even our society blush. In the midst of this difficult place, Daniel didn’t merely survive, he thrived. Part of his secret was knowing God was in control, even when Israel’s enemies appeared to have won, and when the Lord is behind…