Even If

Re:Verse passage – Daniel 6:1-28 (day four)

King Darius was oblivious to the schemes of his officials.  He did not recognize their treachery against Daniel.  Daniel understood though.  Since his captive and kidnapping to Babylon as a young man, he had distinguished himself before the Chaldeans.  Now, in his late eighties, he continued to demonstrate the devotion to God that had set him apart from all the rest.  Even after all these years of serving as a leader in Babylon, he was still viewed as an ‘exile from Judah’ by these jealous leaders.

Daniel knew when the injunction was signed…He knew they would come for him…He did not change his pattern of worship and prayer to God though.  Daniel’s devotion to God brought its own reward.  That God elected to deliver Daniel from the lions was extra blessing.  Just as his three friends had responded years before,..“God is able to deliver and even if He chooses not to deliver us, we will still serve Him”…Daniel was steadfast in his commitments.  Daniel gives us a model of devotion! Stand firm.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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