Friday, April 17, 2009

Was Your God Able To Rescue You?


Daniel 6:25 Then King Darius sent this message to the people of every race and nation and language throughout the world:

“Peace and prosperity to you! 26 “I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For he is the living God, and he will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and his rule will never end. 27 He rescues and saves his people; he performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”


Two days ago we were looking at Job, he was a righteous man and had a great relationship with God, today we have Daniel who is probably every bit as righteous before God as Job was. Daniel is known for the lion’s den as well as the time that he spent with King Nebuchadnezzar and stood up for his beliefs. Job and Daniel were both great men of God and yet God worked through them both in very different ways and as Job learned neither should argue with God about their circumstances.

Jealousy is a strong motivator and the men that worked in the office with Daniel could not stand that Daniel was doing a better job than they were and he was still taking time off every day to go home and pray on his lunch break, after the law is signed Daniel continues his routine of prayer three times each day and the king is thrown into a situation where he has to find a way to save Daniel.

It is interesting that the king spent the night fasting and he was likely talking to God during that time, Daniel had obviously had an effect on the king already and now after the Lord saves Daniel the king is persuaded that the God of Daniel is the one true God that has everything under control, in sickness and in health, in prosperity and in poverty God is working in the life of his people and their circumstances should not cause them to doubt his love.


Being in God’s will may find you working in a hostile environment with jealous coworkers that are out to get you, it may find you being blessed beyond measure, as long as I am in the center of his will for me then I know that he will provide for me in every situation.


Thank you Lord for your never ending love and protection for your people.