Then these men said, “We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God.” ~Daniel 6:5
The story of Daniel is a well known one. Even those with little Bible knowledge can recount a rough version of Daniel in the Lion’s Den. While that story sums up the fireworks of Daniel’s life, it only begins to show the depth of his faith.
Daniel from the moment he stepped foot in Babylon distinguished himself as a man of faith. He did not shy away from living as God had commanded even in the face of great pressure. He did not neglect his prayers, even in direct violation of government law. Daniel served God first and foremost. And that’s where he got in trouble.
The best part is, his critics knew it. They could never find fault with Daniel if they tried to look at his person. His character and work were above reproach. Yet, if they could catch him up in a technicality surrounding his faith they might have something.
Is my faith that rock solid? Is my character that lost in His? Is my daily walk so holy?
Lord, help me to walk in the footprints of the “Daniels” —
Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.
Regardless the cost, the pressure, the expectation, the opposition. Help me grow in my ability to flawlessly imitate You. ~Amen