For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Psalm 33:4-5 NKJV
“So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him” Daniel 6:4
This week’s study of the life of the prophet Daniel informs us that, like Daniel, we are called to be:
- Faithful in service to our earthly masters.
- Faithful in service to our God.
- The worship and service of God is our first priority when there is a conflict between our loyalty to our earthly masters and our loyalty to God.
Daniel Distinguishes Himself in a New Empire: Daniel 6:1-3
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps (princes), to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors (presidents), of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. Daniel 6:1-3
Daniel was one of three governors over 120 satraps and was so good at his work that King Darius was considering making him the governor of the entire realm. The Bible tells us why he distinguished himself… ‘because an excellent spirit was in him’. In the previous chapters we were informed that he had an excellent spirit because his spirit was in communication with the Spirit of God.
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THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Safe in the Lions Den
The safest place for Daniel that
Night was in the lion’s den. He was
Safer there than in the lion’s cage
Of enemies and a steadfast law.
He prayed for God to help him,
And the mouths of hungry lions
Were closed, and Daniel was
Spared and slept well that night.
But the king could not sleep. It
Was a restless night for him.
Daniel, servant of the living God
Have you been rescued from the lions?
The answer, O king, live forever! My
God sent his angel, and he shut the
Mouths of the lions. God is God
And he rescued Daniel.
God calls some to win by living.
Others are called to win by dying.
But in life or death God rules and
We are called to serve him.
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