Dare To Be A Daniel
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By davem +2 in the Style of Brian Free & Assurance
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“At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.” – Daniel 6:4 I'm a bit embattled right now. Last Sunday I was in a discussion at church and mentioned that I support gay marriage and that I did not think that homosexuality is a sin. I have been under fire since then and it might cost me my job. If it does, it does. I have to stand for what I believe is right. These aren't opinions that I have just come across. I have prayed long and hard and read volumes about these issues before I came to the conclusions that I came too. My beliefs are just that, MY beliefs. I'm not asking for anyone to agree with me. I'm not trying to convert anybody. I'm certainly not an agent of the devil, as I have been accused of this week, trying to turn people away from God. I was asked and I answered but I stand by what I said. I also realize that saying this here might be the end of this ministry as well. I hope not. I hope that all of you know who and what I am and that we can allow each other to disagree on some things as long as we agree that there is a God in Heaven, that He is good and loving and that His son, Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world. When I saw this song about Daniel, it called to me. His trials were much greater than mine but I can identify a little with what he went through. When I read the first verse above I pick up on two main things. First, Daniel was blessed by God and because of that, he was successfully doing everything that the king gave him to do. Daniel was living for God and getting results and other people noticed. These other people became jealous and started looking for ways to bring Daniel down. The second thing that I got from the verse was that Daniel was squeaky clean. His detractors couldn’t find a thing that they could use against him. He was so clean that they had to make up a new law so they would have something to pin on him. That law specified that praying to anyone other than the king was a capital offense. So what does Daniel do? Read on: “Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” Daniel 6:10 What does Daniel do? He continues to thank God and praise him. I'm not sure whether this qualifies as civil disobedience or anarchy because Daniel didn't go to the streets to protest. The verse says he did “just as he had done before.” Daniel didn’t change his routine to suit anyone or to fight an unjust law. He simply stood up for what was right even in the face of a death sentence. We all know the rest of the story. God delivers Daniel from the lion’s den. Do we have any of Daniel's qualities? Do we live a life where others will have to manufacture false charges against us? Every day we walk into a world that bombards us with the wrong choices for our lives. Every day we are faced with making the right choice and then facing derision, ridicule, or embarrassment but hopefully not death. What we do defines what we are. You can say whatever you want but it's what you do that counts. Daniel said and did things that showed everyone around him that he had something special inside of him. When you have the love of God you have something special inside of you too. Live your life so that the people around you know you are a child of God and a servant of the true King. Then you will be like Daniel and that's a great thing to be. Thank you for worshiping with me today.