Daniel 6:4-5 “Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as 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.”
Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Genesis 50:20 “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”
Daniel had a powerful testimony! He was characterized by an excellent spirit, by determined and trusting obedience, and by excellence. Even his strongest detractors acknowledged Daniel’s sterling, rightfully-earned reputation. Yet, it wasn’t going to stop them from finding fault in order to see Daniel thrust into the lion’s den so that his prime position of influence was opened for one of them.
The only way they were going to tear down Daniel was to use his faithfulness against him, and that is exactly what these evil men did. After all, they knew they “shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except [they found] it against him concerning the law of his God.” As expected, Daniel could only be brought down by his honoring of God above all other authorities. When he faced the vicious attacks based on his faithful stand, Daniel stood firm with unwavering strength and humble righteousness. As a result, the Lord allowed the evil plans of men to actually elevate Daniel and Daniel’s God. The detractors meant it for evil, but God used it for good!
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TODAY TO HAVE POWERFUL TESTIMONIES, ESPECIALLY IN RESPONSE TO ANY ATTACKS ON OUR FAITH! May we be characterized by an excellent spirit, by determined and trusting obedience, and by excellence. May even our strongest detractors acknowledge our sterling, rightfully-earned reputations. May they realize that the only way they can tear us down is to use our faithfulness against us. When we face vicious attacks based on our faithful stand, may we stand firm with unwavering strength and humble righteousness. As a result, the Lord may allow the evil plans of men to actually elevate us and our God. Our detractors will mean it for evil, but God can use it for good!