As He Had Done Previously – Daniel 6

Today we look at what it means to be faithful in the midst of incredible pressure.

“He got down and prayed as he had done previously.” Daniel 6:10

“When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.” ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The power in Daniel’s story is NOT in the lions, it is NOT in the pit where he was thrown to his impending death.

No, the power was in the relationship that Daniel had with God.

When the king declared no one could worship any God but the king himself, Daniel kept praying “as he had done previously” because Daniel knew God. Daniel had a relationship with God and trusted the power of God. Daniel knew that God had the power to save him. AND Daniel trusted that God had bigger plans.

After Daniel was spared from the hungry lions, the king declared to all the peoples, nations and languages that God is faithful and good. (Daniel 6:25)

That’s the bigger story here, not that God will always rescue you from the lions, but that when you pursue a relationship with him, he is faithful.

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Matt Odegaard @ChurchPublic.com

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