Re:Verse reading–Daniel 6 (day five)
For He is the living God and enduring forever, And His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed,
And His dominion will be forever.
When and how did Darius learn about the Living God? Certainly the culmination was after the lions den. Could he have been both watching and listening prior to the lions den? Daniel’s custom (see vs 10) communicated God’s character and nature. I suspect there was more to it than that. The king’s words sound like they came from someone else. And now that Daniel has come through the lions den unharmed, those words made sense and now have significant meaning to the king. Could those words be Daniel’s? Could Daniel have been not only living a faithful example, but also talking and teaching about the Living God he was following. Daniel’s influence was due to his faithfulness to AND his testimony about the Living God. Are we consistent and faithful in both our actions and our words?
1 Peter 3;15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.