Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. Then these men said, “We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God.”
**Live in such a pure way that no one could accuse you of wrongdoing.
We return to Daniel’s principles for Godly living today. Daniel was able to live a holy life in the midst of an unholy culture. We can do the same through the power of God’s Spirit and His grace.
Daniel lived an exemplary life. He was not perfect (no one is), yet, he was consistently seeking to follow God and His law. His life was so consistent that when his enemies desired to entrap him they could find no obvious defect in his character. As a matter of fact, Daniel’s enemies concluded that the only way to get rid of him was to use his devotion to God against him. Daniel is a glorious example of holy living and he is an example we should follow.
We are saved through faith alone, by grace alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. God’s grace now teaches us to live holy, self-controlled lives that are able to deny the ungodliness we find all around us. (Titus 2:11-12) When people see us, may they see the goodness of God by how we think, converse, and behave. Even when folks try to find fault with us, may our lives reflect the holy character and nature of God.
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