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We’re studying Daniel. This is my favorite book in the Bible. Throughout all the research I’ve done, I have not found one negative thing about Daniel.
Daniel was taken as a teenager to Babylon to work in the King’s house. I’m sure you know the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, companions of Daniel. (Jewish names Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah)
Daniel, as a teenager would not defile himself with the King’s meats and requested to have “pulse” (vegetable) foods and no wine. The prince of the eunuchs agreed to allow Daniel this privilege for a week in order to prove whether this would sustain their strength, which it did, and Daniel found favor with the prince of the eunuchs.
Daniel continued to find favor with the King(s) because of Daniel’s faithfulness and integrity. He was so favored by the King, that he was promoted over all the Babylonian presidents and princes, to be second in charge, only behind the King. The King had a great affection and respect for Daniel.
The presidents and princes became envious and jealous of Daniel but could not find any fault in him, EXCEPT that he was also faithful to his God, the Living God. Daniel prayed to God three times a day, EVERY DAY.
Because of their jealousy, the presidents and princes decided the only way to bring Daniel down was to attack his faithfulness to God. They plotted together to trap Daniel being faithful to God, while also deceiving the King.
Interesting? Read Daniel Chapter 6 to see what happens!
Are we faithful in our prayer lives no matter what? How would we react to the things Daniel was subjected to? Daniel was never belligerent or disrespectful. He never put his integrity into question.
If I could be anyone in the Bible, I would be a Daniel.
Until next time,