Understanding the Scriptures
|Besieged (v. 1)||Attacked|
|Eunuchs (vv. 3, 9–11)||Trusted household servants|
|Defile himself (v. 8)||Eat or drink what God had forbidden|
|Endanger my head (v. 10)||Risk my life|
|Prove thy servants, I beseech thee (v. 12)||Please test us|
|Countenances (v. 13)||Appearances, the way they looked|
|Consented to (v. 14)||Agreed with|
|Communed (v. 19)||Talked|
|Stood before the king (v. 19)||Became servants to the king|
|Astrologers (v. 20)||People who pretend to predict the future by watching the stars|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Daniel 1.
Apply Their Example
Daniel and the other young men provide a great example of being true to the faith and of how the Lord blesses those who are faithful to Him. Consider the following situations and suggest a solution based on what you read in Daniel 1:
You and your classmates have important exams coming up. Some of them take pills to keep awake so they can study longer. They offer you some. What do you do or say?
You just got your first job. You want to make a good impression. At an important office party everyone is expected to toast the boss with an alcoholic drink. What do you do?
Physical and Spiritual Blessings
Ways Daniel and His Friends Were Blessed
List the ways Daniel and his friends were blessed because of their faithfulness to the Lord.
How are the blessings these young men received like the blessings promised to those who obey the Word of Wisdom in our day? (see D&C 89:18–21).
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