Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Character of Daniel (Part 1)

The Character of Daniel (Part 1) by Joan Cook

Daniel 1 and 2

Recently, God has directed me in my Bible Studies to the book of Daniel. In looking at Daniel's life, I saw many Godly attributes that I believe are important for us to try and emulate today.

1. Daniel was Trained - He was selected to train to be in the King's service. He went through academic and physical training for three years.

Are you training to be in the King of King's service? Are you reading His Word and talking with the Lord on a daily basis? Are you learning more about who He is and the plan He has for your life?

2. Daniel had Standards - He did not conform to the standards others had set for him. Daniel was offered the King's delicacies to eat, but he refused them because the food had been offered to idols. He knew he did not want to defile his body with their food, so he asked to have vegetables and water served to him.

Are you conforming to the standards of this world or have you set your standards according to the Word of God? You see, if the devil can feed us slop, he knows it will turn us into pigs.

3. Daniel was Recognized - After his training, Daniel was recognized by King Nebuchadnezzar to be in his personal service. He was also recognized as being the wisest man in the land.

Are you recognized as being a follower of Christ? Can others readily identify you by your actions and words as being a friend of Jesus?

4. Daniel had Opportunity - Daniel had an opportunity to let all know that his God was the true God. When the King needed someone to interpret his dream and no one could do it, the King ordered all wise men killed. Instead of Daniel running away, he stepped up and proclaimed that he knew the One who could interpret the dream. He seized the opportunity.

Are you seizing the opportunities God is giving to you? You meet so many people every day that have needs. Are you meeting their needs by turning them toward the Savior?

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to seize opportunities to reach out to those in need and share with them the love of Christ.

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