[These thoughts have been floating around in my head for the past couple of weeks… So, hopefully it’ll make some sense. ;)]
Some times I think God brings something up over and over again to get a point across. Sometimes I think it’s a blessing He gives when we commit to studying His Word. Or maybe He just wants to see if you’re really paying attention.
Lately the story of Daniel has been one of those. I’ve heard it either preached about or mentioned in passing multiple times over the past little while.
When you step back and think about it, his is an incredible story. Think about it:
“Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said… ‘Make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.'”
What if it was you? If you knew that worship of God was forbidden – and that breaking that law meant horrible earthly consequences – would you still go on? Would you, as an old hymn says, “Dare to be a Daniel”?
“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.”
Better yet, are you that open even with complete freedom?
So that said… I “dare” you: Be more like Daniel. 🙂