Honesty and Integrity – Daniel 4-6 – September 20

I love chapter 6 of Daniel, where the administrators and satraps tried to find grounds to discredit Daniel, to find charges against him for his conduct in the way he handled government affairs, but they could find absolutely none.  They could find no corruption in Daniel for he was a man of integrity, trustworthy, without corruption or negligence.  There words were “We will never find any basis for charges against this man unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Even there they could not find a problem so they set Daniel up with a 30 day decree regarding whom the people to could pray too.  As a result of the 30 day decree Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den.  But as we all know… no harm came to Daniel for the Lord God was with Him.

What a testimony!  As a result King Darius came to recognize God as the one true God (Daniel 6:26).

Imagine what our lives would be like if we had the prayer life of Daniel.  I can’t speak for you, but I know my life would be very much different.

Until next time  –  Be encouraged

Sandra

 

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I became a writer in my later years. I love blogging and sharing life with others. I speak to women's groups about the Christian life.
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One Response to Honesty and Integrity – Daniel 4-6 – September 20

  1. Jack Bass says:

    Daniel 4. King Nebuchadnezzar had another dream and none of his magicians or people who in the past had done this sort of thing could interpret it. He called for Daniel who had interpreted dreams before and Daniel did indeed interpret this one also. In this dream King Nebuchadnezzar Was like a huge tree that was going to be cut down. That meant that God was going to put him in his place for believing that he had done all the good that had taken place in Babylon. In the dream God was going to lower him in stature for seven years and he was to live with the animals for seven years and eat grass like an Ox and after seven years he will admit that God is the reason for all his successes and then he will be restored to his old job as King. He will actually have more than he had before. From then on he praised and glorified the real God of heaven. Chapter 5. In this chapter we find the new King of Babylon doing much like his Father Nebuchadnezzar who just happened to be away on a little vacation feeding with the animals and eating grass with the Ox. You see God had banished him away from his kingship for being so selfish in his assessment of who and what he was. King Belshazzar was having a party for all his wives and concubines. He wanted to show off a little so he ordered that all the gold goblets that his father had taken from the temple and Gods people for them to drink wine from. While they were partying away having a good old time the fingers of a human hand appeared out of the blue and wrote a message on the wall. King Belshazzar was very scared an his knees were knocking. Like his dad he called all his magicians and sorcerers to tell him what the writing said. They couldn’t do it. Daniel was summoned and he told them what it said and it wasn’t pretty. The King promised Daniel much if he could tell him what the writing said. Daniel told him he wanted nothing but he would tell him what it said. Daniel told the King that his days were numbered because of his selfishness and not paying attention to what had happened to his father because of the same attitude. Verses 26-30 tells us what the writing said. This is what these words mean: Mene God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. Tekel You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Peres Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians. Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom. That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two. Chapter 6. The story of Daniel and the lions den. Daniel had prayed to God in face of punishment for doing so. He was thrown into the Lions den. The next day they found him unharmed. King Darius knew that Daniel was Gods servant because of this so he had the ones who had accused Daniel falsely thrown to the Lions and the Lions killed them all. Verses 25-28 explain what happened next. Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth: “May you prosper greatly! “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions. ”So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

    Father God give me the faith of Daniel that I might tell your story to all I meet. You are a gracious God and you are a loving God and most important you are a forgiving God and I love you for being who you are. I ask blessings for my church as well as our missionaries. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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