Daniel is an exciting book that has it all: adventure, suspense, thrill, dreams, visions, heroes and villains. And yet, through all the excitement, the central theme of God’s sovereignty in all circumstances shines through in such a hopeful and encouraging way. Chapter 1 teaches us to embrace where God has us, regardless of circumstance. We learn to live convictionally and biblically in the face of cultures that despise people who do so. And, we learn the importance of seeking God’s favor by following His ways. Most importantly, this book will teach us that Daniel is a foreshadowing of the greater Daniel. The one who would come, suffer unjustly, and give His life as a ransom to rescue all who are enslaved to sin, guilt and shame.