This year, we have been studying courageous Bible characters. We have been learning about standing up for Jesus no matter what happens. We've been studying courageous Bible characters during worship and Bible.
For example, one character we have studied is Paul. The transformation from Saul to Paul was incredible. Saul was putting everything into destroying God’s people. When he turned around, he didn’t turn back. He was faithful to God and worked hard to spread the good news of Jesus.
Take another character, Daniel. His faithfulness in the little things led him to be faithful in the big things as well. He trusted in God and believed that no matter what happened, he needed to do what was right. He didn't want to allow anything to compromise his decision-making. Therefore, he "purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself." When he was faced with a more difficult test later, he was ready to face it because his mind was clear and his relationship with God strong.
In our class, the quote by Ellen White from her book Education, pg. 57 is on our bulletin board: “The greatest want of the world is the want of men,-men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”