“Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him” (Daniel 6:4).
God was blessing Daniel in the very pagan society of Babylon. Daniel was preferred above the other presidents and princes (Daniel 6:3). A wicked jealousy resided in the hearts of his subordinates. Surely there must be something to be found in this Daniel that would disqualify him from his present state and ministry. Finally these presidents and princes sought to trap Daniel in his love and faithful practice of prayer. Through treachery and trickery they deceived the king. You remember the story very well. No one was to pray to anyone except the king for thirty days. The trap was set. What would Daniel do? As we might expect, Daniel continued in his practice of praying and seeking the Lord. What a testimony this Daniel had. Even his bitter enemies could find no fault or occasion against him. What a great way for you and me to be living in the world today. Wouldn’t it be exciting if our enemies could find no fault or occasion against us except in our prayer life?
For today: Godly living in the world was not only good for Daniel; it is good for us today!