[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. 🙂


7 thoughts on “dare

  1. great point about how we aren’t even that open when we have complete legal freedom, some how our fear of man keeps up more bound up than Daniel’s fear of death……

  2. Wow! I love this! 🙂 That has been a powerfully favorite hymn of mine for a long time, and my little sister used to request to sing it all the time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love the verse that says:

    Many mighty men are lost
    Daring not to stand
    Who for God had been a host
    By joining Daniel’s band.

    yes…*powerful* =)

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