Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Daniel 6:5
The other top officials decide to do something after they learn that the king wants to promote Daniel. They plot against him, hoping to kill him and get him out of their way. However, as a man of such great work ethic and character, they can find no basis for charges against Daniel. This speaks a great deal about Daniel and his character. It seems he not only does good work but does it with good character as well.
Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Even though these words were written well after the life of Daniel, he seems to live them out. It seems that the work we do and the attitude we do it with ARE spiritual AND matter to God.
We can all think of people who bring their best effort and character to their work. It’s noticeable and compelling. Like Daniel, we each have the opportunity to bring our best to our daily tasks for God’s honor. This means not cutting corners so we can stand behind the product, parenting well even when no one is watching, or simply treating your coworkers with respect even if they are not returning the favor. The work and the character we bring matter deeply to God.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Memorize Colossians 3:17. Consider how the principles in that verse might influence you. How can you bring your very best and honor God in the places he has you?
2022 BIBLE MEMORY PRACTICE
Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at beyondtheweekend.org/biblememorypractice.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
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