At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”
Do you know how difficult it is to not find fault in someone else? Those men looked high and low, and in between to find some ‘dirt’ on Daniel. They tried to find one shred of evidence to prove that he was corrupt, untrustworthy, and negligent—but found NOTHING! That is beyond deep. What man or woman can stand here today and claim to never have been negligent, untrustworthy or corrupt on any level?
We turn and tell someone’s personal business soon after they tell us, we take longer breaks at work—knowing it’s against the rules; lie about why we’re late to work or couldn’t come in; we don’t complete tasks at home and at work because our minds were on doing something we wanted to do (something more enjoyable).
How many of you have taken office supplies from work? How many of you don’t spend enough time with your husband, wife, significant other, kids—when you know you can make time? Who’s raising your children—you or their grandmother or nanny/babysitter? How many of you have been unfaithful in a relationship?
No judgment from me, I’m just asking, and making a point.
Daniel didn’t do any of these things. Daniel’s trust and faith was in God, so he walked the path God placed before him; he entered situations that most of us would flee from—but he did so with confidence, with a belief that if it was meant for him to be there then that is where he would remain. Fear makes us do stupid things. Fear makes us react instead of reflect. Fear makes us turn inward instead of turn to God. Daniel did not walk in fear— he walked in the strength of God.
Today let us take the first step towards walking as Daniel did. Let us strive to be the type of people where no matter what someone tries to dig up in the future, they simply can’t find it.
Father I want to be and live more like Daniel. I want my focus so keenly set on You and Your commands that no fault of wrongdoing can be found and made as a claim against me. I want to be whole and complete in You and in Your Word Father, that I seek comfort only with and in You; that I desire only the things I need and know that in time— when You say it’s time— You will see fit that I have those necessities. In Your laws and in man’s laws I want to walk uprightly so that in neither case will I ever be a disappointment to You. Thanking You now for the things that are still to come. Amen.
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