Friday, April 9, 2010

The Faith of Daniel

I am still studying Daniel chapter 6 and just focused on verse 4 which says the following:

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. [The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Da 6:4.]

The princes and other governors were jealous. They did not like the fact that Daniel was in the position he was in and they probably did not like the fact he was a Judean. They wanted to destroy his reputation and knock him out of his seat of authority. Imagine the jealousy! But you know something? They could find no fault against Daniel.

The Scripture said: they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him.

People have a difficult time finding fault in someone who is morally upright, especially against someone who is living for the Lord. As a matter of fact, these princes had to attack Daniel’s faith in God to attempt to get him removed; however, there was not even fault in Daniel’s faith. We have all seen an ugly political campaign but just imagine if a candidate was living a faithful life like David. What would the campaign look like? It would be completely different than many we see today.

Let me ask you a question. What does your faith look like? Do you have the faith of Daniel, where others cannot even point out that you have a lacking faith? Or, is your faith lacking? Would people have a difficult time knowing that you are a Christian?

Our desire should be to glorify God by our love and obedience to His will. When we are fully dedicated and devoted to Him our actions will be morally upright to a point that it would be difficult to find fault. Let me challenge you not to just live right but live for God. Be in His Word daily.

In Christ,
Doug
http://www.dougjohnson.net/

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