“But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.”

Daniel 6:10 NLT

The king during this season of Daniel’s life was King Darius. To be sure that his government was being run properly, King Darius put three other officials in charge of the governors. Daniel becomes one of these men, along with two others. He was a hard worker and eventually was promoted.

You probably can guess what happens next. The other two officials were not happy about this and decided to try and find something wrong with Daniel and his work. Coming up empty, they then attack his religion and beliefs.

King Darius is persuaded to put a new law in place that requires everyone to worship only him for 30 days, and if someone breaks the law, they must be thrown into a pit of lions. What happens next is so incredible!

Daniel hears about the law and does not appear to be fazed, intimidated, or frightened by it at all. He simply carries on as always. He climbed the stairs, placed himself in front of the window that faced Jerusalem, and knelt in prayer. He was respectful, and humble throughout the entire ordeal, and was unwavering in his commitment to God.

We all know how this story ends. Daniel is thrown into a pit of lions but survives without even a scratch.

Is the current state of the world causing you to run closer to God, as you always have, or is it pushing your father away from Him? We can still pray, worship, and read the word – and it’s so important that we do so now more than ever.

We must simply carry on as always, and remain steadfast in our beliefs. The world seems to change and grow more wicked every day, but we can cling to the character of our God.

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