The Lions’ Den, Part III

This week, I will be gone taking a group of junior high and high school kids to a Christian camp. I will have no internet access, though I have scheduled posts for each day. I will respond to any comments that you leave when I get back home. Thanks for reading and God bless.

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.  Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

Daniel 6:4-5

We looked yesterday at the example that Daniel set for us in the simple fact that men who were looking for fault and error in his life could find none.  What an amazing testimony that would be if those things could be said of us.  But the presidents and princes who were trying to find something they could use against Daniel did find one “fault.” 

The only thing that they could find as a “fault” in Daniel’s life was in relation to “the law of his God.”  The only “flaw” he had was the fact that he absolutely would not go against God’s law.  His only “error” was his absolute, faithful, and unwaivering obedience to God.  If only we could have that same “flaw!”

These men knew Daniel and they knew that, no matter what, he would obey his Lord.  They knew that the only way to trap him was to try to get him to go against the law of God.  Imagine being so completely obedient to the Lord that only way our enemies could get us to stumble would be to try to get us to disobey God.  Imagine having that kind of devotion and that kind of testimony.  I know a few people who I might think have something close to that, and they have a powerful testimony. 

Let us obey God to the exent that others can see it in our lives.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    “Let us obey God to the exent that others can see it in our lives.”

    Bottom line!!! That’s it right there! We can say all we want – if the actions don’t match up, it’s all a grand facade. We truly need to live so “others can see it in our lives”



    • I don’t want to be the “closet Christian” who goes to church on Sundays, but lives the rest of the week so nobody can tell that they do. I want others to see Him in me.


  2. What Ann said! 🙂 God bless you and thank you for giving us our prayer for today!


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