Christian Fearlessness

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. (Daniel 6:10)

The back story with the above mentioned verse is that Daniel was a man in a high position in a strange land. You see he was a slave from another country, yet, through his faithfulness to the God he served, and consistent right habits, he was the Prime Minister of the kingdom that kept him captured. The local fellow men in like positions did not like that this foreigner was so high up in position with them. SO they plotted against Daniel and got the king to sign a decree (or a law) that would basically have Daniel killed. This law was pertaining to his religion by the way. Yet, Daniel did not flinch at all! No he did not resort to violence. No he did not resort to retaliation. He simply continued doing what he knew was right: talking to his creator. Did he die? I would leave you to read the story for yourself (The Holy Bible; Daniel 6)

I like the following quote:

Thus the prophet boldly yet quietly and humbly declared that no earthly power has a right to interpose between the soul and God. Surrounded by idolaters, he was a faithful witness to this truth. His dauntless adherence to right was a bright light in the moral darkness of that heathen court. Daniel stands before the world today a worthy example of Christian fearlessness and fidelity [Prophets and Kings; pg 542]

Let us all strive to be bold like Daniel. Let us stand for truth. Blessings to all

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