As you seek God others will seek you!
Remember those guys who were jealous of Daniel? They set Daniel up by deceiving the King into establishing a law that would kill anyone who worshiped anyone other than the King. When the King was prompted to throw Daniel into the Lion’s den because he had continued to worship his God, the King was saddened. Why? Because he favored Daniel. He favored Daniel so much that he began to search for a way to save Daniel from his own established law.
This is very interesting. Daniel had favor with the King because of the relationship he had with God. I am a firm believer that you can tell how someone will treat you based on how they treat God. Having a solid personal relationship with God shows true commitment. This is what Daniel displayed in front of the King. God was pleased with Daniel and so was the King.
There are many lessons to be learned about Daniel’s story. The lesson that I want you to learn today is that your honor for God will cause other people to honor you. Your relationship with God sets the precedence for your other relationships. Never let anyone undermine your commitment to God, no matter how uncomfortable it may be in a moment. Daniel was thrown in a lion’s den because he honored his relationship with God above all else, even death.
Daniel’s love for God was admirable. I don’t know about you but I can’t say that I personally would have been so calm about being thrown into a lion’s den. I believe that Daniel understood that even if he did a horrible death, it was still an honor to die for what he believed. How many of us are willing to die for what we believe? And I’m not just talking about a physical death, I’m talking about dying to our ego, our pride, and our own way of doing things. The word reminds us to take up our cross daily.
Our devotion to God may be unfamiliar and strange to others; but people are still curious. People are watching us seek God. They may never say anything but you surely stand out before them. So keep seeking God and you can be sure that the right ones and opportunities shall seek you!
Remember this: you can’t lose when you seek God first! You’re on the winning team.
Until next time my friend,
Bishop Clarence Langston
Scriptural reference: Daniel 6