Prayer Topic for Today:


I Peter 1:8 (KJV)

"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:"

SONG: "Don't Give Up"


Today's Bible Reading Scriptures

  • Day 190
  • II Samuel Chapters 16-18
  • Day 293
  • Jeremiah 48:1-49:22
  • II Timothy 4:1-22
  • Psalms 95:1-96:13
  • Proverbs 26:9-12

"Hold On"


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Daily Devotional
Saturday, September 20, 2014


... lessons in faith and courage daniel and his friends in babylon part

READ: Daniel 1:8-16

"Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

Hebrews 10:38 (NKJV)

Often the tendency of so many of us is to be overcome and overrun by the culture around us. For some it becomes easier to simply give up trying to hold on to biblical principles and go along with the culture. If Daniel is saying anything to us across these centuries he is challenging us to not give up and to be consistent. Daniel was a young man who would not compromise and would not quit. Daniel stated to the chief of the eunuchs that he would not defile himself by eating the King's non-kosher meat (Daniel 1:8). His boss was reluctant but Daniel was determined. He would not give up, he remained consistent. Finally, his boss "consented" to a test to see if Daniel's diet would suffice.

The single characteristic of those who succeed in the challenges of life is this element of consistency. Joseph, in an Egyptian dungeon, did not give up. Paul, in a Philippians jail, did not give up. Daniel, in Babylonian captivity, did not give up. And God did not forget any of them.

So often in a culture that is crumbling like ours we're tempted to ask, "Where is God?" He was there with Daniel and He is here with us. Note the quote, And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand (Daniel 1:2). Note that God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs (Daniel 1:9). Note that God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom (Daniel 1:17). God was in control of every one of Daniel's circumstances and situations.

I love what the Bible says in Daniel 1:9, Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. When we establish standards like Daniel, God shows up on our side. Daniel had purposed in his heart. Daniel had made his choice. Daniel had set his mind. In the very next verse we find God intervening. It was not Daniel's stand that influenced the chief of the eunuchs, it was God Himself. Remember, God has the remote control in His hand. He can turn us up or turn us off. He can change our channel or mute us if He so desires. He is in control.

Many are prone to give up what they stand for when they're out in the culture. Some of us seem to be geared to think that if we do not compromise we might lose our position or even our promotion. Daniel had figured out who he wanted on his side. It was not his boss, it was his God. He knew the truth of Proverbs 16:7, When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

So, what is the point? If we're going somewhere in life we need to learn some lessons from our friend Daniel. Don't play politics. We should live our lives in such a way that they line up with the Word of God and please him in the process. And then we can watch Him work on those around us as he did in Daniel's day. It is not enough to simply be resistant if we're not consistent. Some start well but give up and go with the crowd around them.

Oh that we could grasp Daniel's spirit. He purposed in his heart. This is not a guy trying to prove something to someone with a bunch of self-righteousness. This was no show. This was from his heart. There are some who don't give in and are resistant but who become caustic and crude when trying to resist a culture. The Bible reminds us that a soft answer turns away wrath. Daniel has a disarming way about him that honors God. He not only calls upon us saying "Don't give in, be resistant," but he challenges us by saying, "Don't give up, be consistent!"

By O.S. Hawkins

Please say this Prayer of Faith if you want or need more of God in your life:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I repent and come before you just as I am, with all my sins and faults. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart that you sent your Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for me and on the third day you raised him from the dead. I thank you Lord, for receiving me now, forgiving me, healing me, protecting me, making my life brand new, and for writing my name in the book of life.
In the powerful name of Jesus I pray. Amen.