King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and took it over. The king wanted some of the Israelites’ royal blood to be taken back into captivity. They were taught the language, trained in Babylonian ways to serve the king. Daniel refused to defile himself and took a stand and a test about eating unclean foods. He gained favor with the chief officers. God elevated Daniel through the supernatural ability to interpret dreams; the same gift Joseph had.. Daniel rose in position and posture in the kingdom of the Babylonians, even though he was a Jewish captive.
God can elevate you even in the worst conditions.
Be consistent and faithful to Him, and He will raise you up!
Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. 4 So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him.
Daniel was stolen from his home.
Daniel was taken from his mom and dad.
Daniel was brought to a foreign country.
Daniel was being reprogrammed by the Babylonian kingdom.
Daniel could not practice his spirituality like he used to in Jerusalem.
THE LIST OF EXCUSES OF WHY DANIEL COULD NOT HAVE ASPIRED TO GREATEST IS LIMITLESS.
He could have blamed Neb!
He could have blamed God!
He could have blamed his circumstances!
He could have whined and complained!
He chose not to use “X” cuses, but to be faithful to His God.
He was known as a man with an EXCELLENT SPIRIT.
He was known as a man who was FAITHFUL.
He was known as a man without fault, or charge.
He was not perfect, but Daniel walked before His God.
HOW ARE YOU KNOWN IF YOUR NAME WAS IN THE BOOK?
WHAT ADJECTIVES WOULD BE NEXT TO YOUR NAME?
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Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy