Encourage one another daily...Hebrews 3:13
It is of vital importance that each of us keeps encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ. You may be strong today, not needing any encouragement, but tomorrow can be a different day. Sickness, financial problems, family issues... the list of daily troubles is endless and no one is exempt. A few kind words can go a long way in brightening someone's day. Tomorrow you may be in need of a few comforting words.
Take time (even if you are busy- an easy excuse) to ask at least one person how they are doing today. Christianity is all about sharing the love of Christ whether to believers or unbelievers. Can't find the right words? Can start by simply asking, "How are you doing today?"
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. (Daniel 6:3-5)
Daniel's enemies examined his life to find some fault, so that they could bring accusations against him to the king, but they could find nothing. They found that he was faithful and without error. Yet, they did not stop there. They knew that Daniel was a true Israelite and worshiped his God faithfully, so they devised a plan to trap him in that respect. They made the king sign a royal statute that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except the king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Daniel did not swerve from his devotion to Almighty God and prayed and worshiped him, as was his routine; as a consequence, he was thrown in to the lion's den. His enemies were happy and thought that, that would be the last they saw of Daniel, but God Almighty had other plans; plans of not only rescuing Daniel and destroying his enemies, but more importantly, making his power and glory known to a gentile king.
Daniel had a testimony and the king had a decree to proclaim....
Daniel said...... My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, and they have not hurt me; because as before him innocence was found in me; and also before you, O king, have I done no hurt. (Daniel 6:22)
The king proclaimed..... I make a decree, that in all the dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel; for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed; and his dominion shall be even to the end. (Daniel 6:26)
End of story...... So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. (Daniel 6:28)
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