“For He is a living God and He endures forever;
His kingdom will not be destroyed, His dominion will never end.
He rescues and He saves; He performs signs and wonders in the Heavens and on the Earth.
He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”
– Daniel 6:26-27
This declaration came from the mouth of a pagan king after Daniel emerged from the den of lions unscathed. Not only did Darius declare the truth about God but he also prophesied about the Kingdom. He even testified of God’s goodness and miraculous work.
It says a lot about what upright and true character is capable of; it can change nations and transform kings and kingdoms.
The amount of faith that Daniel had in the pit, for God to shut the mouths of the lions, would’ve been… A LOT. It says, “no wound was found on him, because he had trusted God” (Daniel 6:23).
I wonder if I would’ve had the same kind of faith? If I were Daniel, I would’ve thought that God would allow me to die so that I would become a martyr and be testified about.
Instead, God knew – and I think Daniel knew too – that the miraculous would transform the kingdom.
It makes me wonder if I’m really positioning and posturing myself in places where I’m giving pagan kings that chance to testify about the goodness of God.
“Lord, make me an instrument…”