“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.” Daniel 6:26
What rules in your life? Work? Family? Perhaps a favorite pastime? What about God? What place does He have in your life?
If you’re a Christian, God likely plays a very significant role. But does He actually rule in your life? Does He hold such a preeminent place you’d be willing to suffer even imprisonment and death for your allegiance to God?
That’s what was at stake for Daniel. He openly and boldly worshipped God even though it meant instant death—a horrible and painful death of being ripped to shreds by lions. But, as we read more of this story, we see that God sent an angel into the lion’s den to protect Daniel. He emerged the next morning untouched by the ravenous carnivores.
The miracle was so astonishing it caused King Darius, who was not a follower of God, to issue the decree found in today’s verse. Even though he didn’t know God, he recognized the ultimate power and authority of God and acknowledged that the Lord deserves complete reverence and allegiance.
God deserves our full and unfettered commitment because He is Lord of all and His kingdom will last forever! Will you let Him rule your life today?
Dear God, I acknowledge that You are the one true God, whose kingdom will never end. Thank You for saving me from the ravenous sin that consumed me. I commit myself fully to You as my God and my King. In Jesus name, Amen.Take Action
Take time today and reflect on who or what rules in your life. Does the God of Daniel have dominion over your heart? Over your whole heart? If not, bring your struggles to God in confession. Then willingly, gladly, and boldly proclaim your allegiance to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords today!