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Daniel 6: 5 “Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

 

 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

After an extensive search on Daniel’s background, his adversaries could not find any fault or corruption in his leadership so they tried to find some inconsistency in his beliefs.  They could not find any skeletons in his political or character closet.  They must have been amazed to find a person of such sterling character.  They chose a device that used Daniel’s belief against him. 

PRINCIPLE: 

All those who live dynamically before God will come under attack. 

APPLICATION: 

All faithful believers will at some time or other find themselves under attack for their belief.  This is part of the satanic system of undermining our testimony.  Satan uses his fallen angels to attack believers who take a stand for God. 

God gives those who know the Word a sense of personal peace.  They walk unperturbed and foreboding no matter what trial they might face. 

Polycarp was a disciple of the apostle John.  Enemies of Christianity put him on a stake to be burned in Smyrna (A.D. 155).   They gave him a chance to recant his faith before they lit the fire.  He said, “Eight and six years have I served Him, and He has done me no harm.  Why should I forsake Him now?”  That is poise. 

Is 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.”

God asks us to be open and public with our faith.  He asks us to pray in private and in public.  He expects us to live our life before Him in private and in public. 

Mt 10:33 “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

Ro 10:9 “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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