At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Daniel 6:4
In the Babylonian world, Daniel stood out. He was a man faithful to his God, to the rulers of his country and to his word. Daniel was able to interpret the king’s dream and received placement in a very high position. A new administration took over and Daniel remained one of the highest officials in the land. His competitors attempted to find something; anything against him and couldn’t. It makes me think of the intense scrutiny government officials receive today when appointed to high office. Somehow, I don’t think even our media today would find anything hiding in Daniel’s past. It simply was not there. This man served God totally and no matter what the cost, he was going to remain faithful. Even to the point of being thrown to the lions. Sound familiar? We still use the saying today.
Daniel was able to withstand the intense scrutiny. Would we be able to withstand that kind of scrutiny of our life? Would people find nothing to charge us with because of our trustworthiness and lack of corruption and negligence? It’s a tall order, but not impossible to fulfill with God’s help. Like Daniel, we should be men faithful to God, to the rulers over us, and to our word. When we make a commitment, our wife and children should be able to take it to the bank, it is going to happen. Our company should be able to trust us with anything and not fear that we would steal or take advantage of the situation. We should deal with all people with integrity and honesty. Like Daniel, we should be men above reproach and a strong witness for our God.
Are you this kind of man? Is your word true? Would people at work be able to find anything to charge you with? Are you trustworthy and honest in all you do? Do you neglect any part of the responsibilities in your marriage, family, job, or ministry? Surrender your life to the Lord and ask Him to give you the strength and guidance to be above reproach in all you do.
Thought for the Day:
Lord, help me to be a strong witness for you; to be trustworthy and true in all I do.
Used by permission – Fortified Marriages.