Back on January 23rd I posted a blog article that was entitled "Will you Compromise". As I finish studying Daniel chapter 6 this subject continues to be on my mind.
Remember, Daniel is in captivity. Daniel, because of his obedience to God has been spared. Daniel, because of his refusal to compromise has been granted God’s blessing. Sometimes I believe that we don’t experience the great blessings God has for us because we are too quick to compromise. We compromise when we throw our friends out in front of the bus. We compromise when we start using profanity, or looking at Internet pornography. We compromise when we jump into bed with our boyfriend or girlfriend. We compromise when we neglect studying God’s Word everyday. We compromise and therefore we do not experience God’s blessings.
Daniel is faced with an extreme trial. The men who wanted Daniel removed took the information from their decpetive plan to the king and presented it before him. Not only that, they reminded him that the law could not be broken. The law of the Medes and Persians cannot be changed..
The king was upset but followed through with what the law demanded and threw Daniel into the den of lions. This really bothered the king. The Scripture records that he did not eat or sleep that night. He was greatly troubled. Early the next morning the Scripture records that the king went to the lions den and called out for Daniel who replied:
Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you. [The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982).]
You see God saved Daniel. The lions did not even touch him. Why? Because he was found innocent before God. The Bible promises that whosoever believes upon Jesus will be saved. He did not know if he was going to be saved from the physical, but he had nothing to worry about.
We see something else in this verse. It says: I have done no wrong before you. Have you compromised your faith? If so, what is it going to take to change? A person living an unfaithful life is a person who is powerless before the enemy.
I am afraid we are living in a country that has compromised her beliefs.