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5 Political Lessons From Babylon

9033698-politics-magnifying-glass-over-background-with-different-association-terms-vector-illustrationWith the primary election just completed here in Missouri and the general election on the not-too-distant horizon, the political season is in full swing.

(Slumps shoulders. Issues long, melancholy sigh.)

I like politics. I find politics to be really interesting. And I very much believe in the importance of politics. But for a variety of reasons and at multiple levels, I’ve found myself discouraged about the state of our political landscape quite a bit lately.

Which is why I’ve found spending time in the Old Testament book of Daniel over the last few weeks to be really helpful. The book centers around the title character, a Jew from Jerusalem taken into exile by the conquering Babylonian empire. As we’ve discussed its first four chapters in a Sunday morning connections class at The Crossing, I’ve been reminded of several important truths, including: