I marvel at the young man named Daniel in the Bible. He was young when he was taken into captivity in Babylon in about 605 B.C., and Daniel was of royalty and nobility. The young men who were chosen to reside in the house of the king had to be young, without any physical defect, handsome, showing an aptitude for every kind of learning, well-informed, and quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the King’s Palace.
I thought about these qualifications and wondered if I were to set them up to the one I serve, King of Kings and Lord of All what might they look like. First thing I see is God is not concerned with our outward appearance, he is concerned with our heart. It does not matter to Him if we have a physical disability or disfigurement. It does not matter to Him if we are beautiful or handsome to look at, but what about the rest? I would love to hear what you all think about this question, before I answer. Share with me your thoughts on an aptitude for every kind of learning, being well-informed, quick to understand and qualified to serve.
In chapter 2 we are introduced to a precious gift that God has given Daniel, and Daniel, as we shall learn, uses this gift wisely. Throughout the book of Daniel we will see many ways in which Daniel is tested and each time He comes through as He relies completely on God and what he knows to be true about the God he serves. Daniel trusted God because Daniel knew God. What about you…. Do you know God? Do you trust God?
Until next time – Be encouraged,