Read Daniel 11

v 32  He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.

This seems to be a reference to Antiochus IV whom we will meet again next week in Daniel chapter 12.  He was a man with visions of grandeur, and believed he was an earthly incarnation of Zeus. It took a great deal of courage to resist him, but significantly a number of Jews did so when he desecrated the Temple. To resist the civil authorities has always been difficult, and many have died as martyrs, remaining faithful to God.

Saturday 2nd April Daily notes from The Hub