Daniel was as always excellent in his work because an excellent spirit was in him. It took no time for Darius to notice this and he purposed to make Daniel his second-in-command over all his kingdom. Success however, brings out fake friends and real enemies. Many people who are jealous of Daniel tried to find his fault and find none except for the fault of the law concerning his God. Thus these governors and satraps tricked King Darius to set a decree that will threaten Daniel concerning his faith.
Knowing the decree has been signed by King Darius, Daniel didn’t hold back from praying to his God (as he always did since early days) and therefore he was held guilty according to the King’s decree. Darius was very troubled regarding this and spent his night sleepless and fasting thinking of ways to save Daniel. The next morning the King went to the lion den and found that God has sent His angel to shut the lion’s mouth and rescued Daniel. Instead the king send the men who has accused Daniel (along with their families) to the lion den and they are immediately consumed and crushed by the lions even to their bones.
We can learn that Daniel didn’t compromise on his value even when the going gets tough. Many people show off their values only when things are easy and tend to compromise when the situation isn’t conducive. Very few people hold on to their values like Daniel, sadly even for those clergyman alike. This world doesn’t need people who are more educated, there are plenty of those who graduate from Ivy League colleges but didn’t amount much. The world doesn’t need more talented people as many talented people with bad values and attitude prove to bring more trouble. The world needs more end-time Daniel, those who has character and integrity, those who stick to their God-given values no matter what.
No matter where you start, God can bring you from a humble start and sit you in presence of kings. You can be as poor as a church mouse but when His promotion comes, you can be as rich as Bill Gates and bring glory to His Kingdom. You can go from nobody to somebody, from zero to hero as long as God’s character is in you. Let Word of God manifest in your life thru the guidance of Holy Spirit.
Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Halelujah, Amin!