Daniel from the Bible is known for being thrown into the Lion’s Den, but often the details are forgotten. Under the new King Darius, others were jealous of the power Daniel was receiving. Daniel 6:4 describes the situation: “Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him” (NASB).
If someone wanted to get you in trouble, would they have the same issue? They couldn’t even find grounds of accusation other than his allegiance to his God.
Is your only fault is that you serve a God who this world doesn’t understand?
Daniel was able to be faultless, because he was faithful. It was not like prayer became illegal which motivated Daniel to pray. He already had established a routine of worship. It was actually his routine of prayer which motivated the jealous men to trick the king into law declaring bowing down to something other than the king illegal.
Daniel’s habit of spending in prayer was important to Daniel. He didn’t let the little things like business of life or the bigger things like prayer to God becoming illegal stop him from praying. He would do it every day, three times a day.
It was because of the time Daniel spent with God that he was able to avoid corruption.
God was active in Daniel’s life, and God wants to be active in your life too. It may look different (you might not see as many miracles), but God wants you to be guilty of worshiping Him. We need to worship in when life is busy. If we don’t worship Him when it is legal, how can we expect ourselves to worship if it becomes illegal.
Daniel had such a trust in God that even the King believed that that God might save Daniel. The king had trouble sleeping that night, and returned to the den hoping that God did save Daniel.
God was able to great things in Daniel’s life. It was more than just the strength, interpreting dreams, protection from jealous men and hungry lions. God was glorified and the country of Babylon saw His power.
Do people who don’t trust your God wonder if your God will make a difference in your life? I hope so.
How are you going to remind others of God’s faithfulness this week? Please share in the comment section below.