Lions Go Hungry 02 November The Lord preserveth the faithful.
It doesnt matter how dark the world around us may become in the coming days. It doesnt matter how hard the devil tries to bring us down, if were steadfast, dependable and trustworthyconstantly serving the Lord and doing what is rightGod will bring us through in victory. If you have any question about that, just take a look at what He did in the life of Daniel. When Daniel was just a young man, he served as one of three presidents directly under the king. Daniel did his job so faithfully that he was preferred above the other presidents, and the king considered putting him over the whole realm. When the other presidents found out about the kings promotion plan for Daniel, they were jealous. So they began looking for some wrongdoing to accuse him of. The Bible records that they could find no fault in him. And since they couldnt dig up any real dirt on him, they decided to scheme and trap him. That trap led to Daniels being thrown into the lions den to be eaten. Daniel 6:16, 18-20 records the kings words to Daniel as he was being thrown to the lions, and then the morning after he was not eaten by the lions. In these verses, the king mentions twice that Daniel continually served God. What stood out to the king was Daniels faithfulness. He was faithfulboth in spiritual things and in natural things. Because of that faithfulness, God preserved Daniel. What God did for Daniel, Hell do for you. If youll be faithful with what God has given you right now, with what Hes told you to do, Hell preserve you. He wants you to be faithful spiritually by fellowshiping with Him in the Word and praying every day. He wants you to put yourself in a position of increase in the natural realm by being faithful with the material things Hes given you. For example, if you live in a rented house, and you want a house of your own, treat that rented house as though it belongs to you. Dont tear it up and be careless with it. Jesus said, If ye have not been faithful in that which is another mans, who shall give you that which is your own? (Luke 16:12). Until now, you may have acted like the most unfaithful person around. You may feel like you have made disastrous mistakes in your life by being undependable and untrustworthy. You may have always been a quitter. But you can start changing that today because as a child of God, you have inside you His very own force of faithfulness. So start yielding to it. Begin to strengthen that force by meditating on Gods Word. Read and study what it says about faithfulness. You can be among those who are called, and chosen, and faithful! (Revelation 17:14). Remind the devil of that the next time he pressures you to quit. Remind him of it when he tempts you to do less than your best. Determine to be the kind of person God can trust to follow through, no matter what the inconvenience or discomfort. Say, Lord, I am a faithful person. I will get my job done and do it well. I will trust You to help me, energize me and create in me the power and desire. And Ill stay with it at any cost.Jeremiah 52; Lamentations 1; Psalm 89I am faithful, and the Lord preserves me. Psalm 31:23
Scripture Reading: Daniel 6:16-22