Daniel 1-2: Identity and Integrity
As Nebuchadnezzar ruled the Babylonian empire, Daniel and his colleagues were commanded to have new names, a new language, and new laws. Because Daniel accepted his identity in God and trusted in a power greater than his own, he stood firm despite the changes around him. While Nebuchadnezzar's power was shaken, Daniel remained a member of the stone kingdom, with God as the unshakable foundation. We can be members of the stone kingdom too, holding firm as we look toward an uncertain future.