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EPISODE #89


The Boys from Judah - The Exiles

The story of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego is a lesson in faithfulness and courage.

ABOUT THIS PARABLE

  • Concept: In the book of Daniel, chapter one, we find the story of the fall of the Kingdom of Judah to Babylon. As spoils of war, the prime young men of Judah were marched off to Babylon to be trained in the king’s service. Among these young men were Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Despite their circumstances, these boys made a pact to keep their commitment to God. They disciplined themselves mind, body and spirit to be the best that they could be – to the honor of God. As a result, at the end of their training they were assigned great responsibilities within the Kingdom of Babylon.
  • Story Origin: The Bible’s book of Daniel
  • Setting: Old Testament Babylon
  • Precept(s):
    • You honor God when you do your best – no matter your circumstances.
    • Self-discipline in one area of life can benefit all areas of life.
  • Key Bible Verse: Daniel 1:3-7 The King ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility – young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. The king assigned them a daily amount of food from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.
  • Additional Verses: Galatians 5:22, Colossians 3:23

CREDITS

  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Additional Voices provided by Caleb Son and ​Brandon Blue
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Adobe Music - "Ramadan Music Background" by KLAmedia, "Parable", "Ramadan Music Background" by TheRatu, "In Ramadan"

ABOUT SEW POWERFUL PARABLES

Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at dana@sewpowerful.org.

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