THOUGHT OF THE DAY.
“Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed [over what he had done] and set his mind on Daniel to deliver him; and he labored until the sun went down to rescue him.”
Daniel 6:14 AMP
Daniel was about to be thrown into the lions den and the King
who at the time was one of the most powerful men tried to deliver
him. But for all his power and prominence he couldn’t help Daniel.
He labored until the sun went down but all his influence
couldn’t save Daniel!!
Man at his best is just a vapor.
In the fire, in the lions den we need to look to God. Daniel didn’t
rely on the King to save him. The word is very clear about where
Daniel looked to for help:
“Then the king was exceedingly glad and commanded that Daniel should be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no hurt of any kind was found on him because he believed in (relied on, adhered to, and trusted in) his God.”
Daniel 6:23 AMP
It was because of his trust in God that he was delivered from the lions,
not because of his trust in man.
God is the only one who can deliver you from the lions den!
As I look at my life I see how God put me in situations I had to
trust in Him completely. There were times people had to leave
so I could stop looking to them for help. It was a hard lesson
because at times there was no one. I had to trust in God and if
He didn’t come through I was finished! That’s how bad it was.
But I see now what He was doing. He wanted me to learn to depend
on Him alone! In all those times there wasn’t one time He let me
down. He always came through for me.
So I encourage you to look to God. Learn to trust in Him
completely. He can be trusted!
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