Re:Verse reading–Daniel 6 (day four)
Daniel was in exile in Babylon, but God had commanded His people to prosper and serve their enemies. Daniel had served Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar faithfully…now he is serving Darius. Even as he served, Daniel faithfully worshiped God and gave witness His glory.
So when Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den, did God deliver him because he was such a good man and it was unfair the way he was being treated? No. God saved Daniel so the Babylonians would see His glory and worship Him. In verses 26-27, Darius proclaims God as the eternal, living God. Daniel was the recipient of redemption to bring glory to God. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8)
When God brings redemption to your life, do you give glory to God? It is not our goodness…it is His grace.