Re:Verse reading–Daniel 6 (day two)
…and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously. vs. 10b
The deliverance of Daniel was not due to a random selection by God. Daniel’s faith was secure, and had been for some time. He didn’t experience some last minute epiphany that he should be a righteous man. Daniel’s routine, his custom, was to spend time with the Lord. Whether there was a decree or not, Daniel would have been seeking after the Lord. The miracle of the lion’s den was simply a manifestation of the work the God was doing in the heart of his servant.
What is your custom? Is your daily walk reflective of a crisis, or is it a pattern you have followed for years? There is no need to wait for struggle to come to commit to a righteous existence. Daniel had no fear. Not because he knew the Lord would deliver him from the lions, but simply because he trusted completely in the Lord.