Eric McLaren 09-20-2020 // Unnamed Heroes of the Faith; Hebrews 11:32-34; Daniel 1:1-21
Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the Roll Call of the Faithful, or the Hall of Faith. The writer names many Old Testament saints who are examples of faithfulness. But the writer also leaves some unnamed, although their stories are well known.
In referring to the faithful who "shut the mouths of lions," and "quenched the power of fire," we know references to Daniel and Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego. These four men stood for their faith against Nebuchadnezzar, the head of the powerful Babylonian Empire.
This kind of faith does not grow in a vacuum. What influenced them? How could they stand so boldly for their God?
Today's lesson examines their lives before the Babylonian captivity and the influences in their lives that resulted in such bold faith.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word.