Daily Courage - June 14

 
from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church


Finally these men said, ‘We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.' 

(Daniel 6:5)

Daniel

When Darius planned to introduce Daniel as vice-president it led to great dissatisfaction by the other leaders of the people. Daniel - as their boss? That must never happen. They began to plan their revenge to dethrone Daniel. The tactic was simple. To find a complaint against him concerning his work. But it was not that easy. Daniel was very fair and very honorable and they had not expected this. They anticipated that Daniel would have been like many other believers whose words and deeds were not the same. Spending Sundays in church but for the rest of the week just going on like the world - business is business. Life with two measuring rods? That is what they expected from Daniel.

But they had it all wrong, for there lived an ‘excellent spirit' in Daniel. They quickly discovered that they ‘never could find any basis for charges against this man,' because ‘he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.' What a witness.

Then it seemed as if there was one more trap. What for many Christians can be the first trap, was for Daniel the last - his faith ... ‘unless it has something to do with the law of his God.'

In God's children today there also lives an ‘excellent spirit', the Holy Spirit.

Is He at work in our lives only on a Sunday, or also during the week?

Have your colleagues at work discovered that yet?

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