Servant of the Most High God; the greatest title of all time.
In Daniel 6, the Bible records that Daniel was one of the administrators in Babylon. Although he got into Babylon as a slave, the favour of God located him and he became one of the most revered administrators in the land. He was diligent in the discharge of his duties, feared God and was neither corrupt nor negligent. Other administrators and satraps attempted to levy charges against him but they found none; safe for his love for God.
Upon this premise, they got the king to issue a decree that no one in the Babylonian kingdom would worship any other than King Darius for 30 days. The new decree was not enough to stop Daniel. He maintained his stance, prayed and worshiped God like he usually did; as a result, he was thrown into the den of lions. Not tamed ones, the very wild ones.
But guess what follows, the lions could not hurt Daniel. He spent a night there and King Darius himself could not sleep that night. At the break of the following day, he rushed to the den and called out, ”…Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” (Daniel 6:20) Alas, Daniel responded because God had shut the mouth of the lions and they were unable to hurt him. At the end of the day, King Darius made a decree through out the earth that ”…every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.” (Daniel 6:26)
There is so much to learn here:
- Irrespective of your chosen career, it is an avenue to let others see the light of God, not just through your words but your actions (Daniel was what you would refer to as a politician in our present world);
- You don’t need to be titled to render acceptable service to God;
- Your actions could either lead others to Christ or otherwise;
- God never abandons His servants to the will of the enemies. No matter the attempts of your enemies, they will not prosper. You might have been thrown into the den of lions, but like Daniel, you will not be consumed.
God’s blessings always,
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