His nation had been conquered by the most powerful empire on earth. Many of his countrymen had been murdered and thousands deported to a strange land. His captors had an eye to his brainwashing and using him for their own purposes but in the midst of all this Daniel stood tall for our God and God's way of life! This chapter reveals a young man(maybe as young as his mid-teens) who courageously stood his ground for God's way of life. He was greatly blessed by God for doing so and became a significant personage under the reigns of four world ruling kings - two from Babylon and to from Persia. if you want encouragement during difficult times look to Daniel (the individual) as he moves forward in life with God's guidance and intervention!