Today we start the book of Daniel.
The book of Daniel shows Israel under Babylonian oppression. It is filled with stories of Daniel and his friends living in a foreign land and a culture that is far from God. Ultimately, the Babylonians are opposed to Daniel's way of life, yet the book shows us that God was with Daniel and was faithful to him and his friends, even in a pagan culture.
Below is a six minute primer on the book of Daniel. This will help us with our reading!