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Resolve and Reward Daniel 1:8-21

Daniels Resolve (1:8-16) Daniels Reward (1:17-21) Lesson Goal: To encourage believers to remain consistent in their walk with the Lord and ensure they receive their due reward from the Lord.
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Resolve and Reward (Daniel 1:8-21)


Chronology of Kings in Jeremiah and Daniel
Method 605 B.C. 604 603 602 Reference

Accession-year method (Babylonian method) Non-accessionyear method (Judean)

Accession Year

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

Daniel 1:1

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Jeremiah 25:1, 9; 46:2

Completion of 3 years of training

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I. Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16)

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Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16) Godliness is never accidental. Neither is victory coincidental. Both stem from up-front, daily resolve. Beth Moore

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Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16) Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. Colossians 4:6

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Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16) When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7

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Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16)


The resolution of Daniel is a reminder to us, whether it be in the political realm or the church or business or personal life, that we need not bend the rules to be blessed by God. Dr. David Jeremiah

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Daniels Resolve (Daniel 1:8-16)


Principle: God is looking for men and women who have resolved to stand for Him.
For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. 2 Chronicles 16:9a

Application: What area of your walk with Christ could use a fresh dose of resolve?
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II. Daniels Reward (Daniel 1:17-21)

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II. Daniels Reward (Daniel 1:17-21)


Real power has a heavenly origin. People like Nebuchadnezzar simply serve His deeper, at times mysterious purposes. Dr. Tremper Longman III

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II. Daniels Reward (Daniel 1:17-21)


Nebuchadnezzar came and went. Belshazzar came and went. Darius. Cyrus. And Daniel was still there, consistently Gods man in the place of influence Dr. David Jeremiah

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II. Daniels Reward (Daniel 1:17-21)


Principle: God will reward those who commit to Him.
14 Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. Psalm 91:14-15

Application: How is God rewarding your commitment to Him?


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Conclusion: So What?
God wants all of you. You have an influence on others. You can have success without compromise. God can use you when you fully commit to Him.
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