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No Grounds for Complaint

Daniel started life as a Jewish slave in Babylon. His rise to influence in the Persian empire is remarkable because, unlike his political rivals, Daniel did his job as if he were working for God, not the king in residence.

Daniel 6:4 tells us those rivals “sought to find ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the Kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful.” Imagine an array of powerful people looking for any fault in your life. Which of us could stand the scrutiny our enemies could bring to bear? But Daniel survived it by faith.

Daniel wasn’t concerned about getting ahead or getting rich. He was focused on being faithful. We don’t have to wonder who Daniel was being faithful to. In the next verse his enemies tell us, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.”

When we work faithfully as unto the Lord, we send a message to the world that God is alive and real. When you honor your boss, even when he is not “worthy,” you glorify God. When you work hard when nobody is looking, you honor God. God grant that our enemies might say about us, “We shall not find any ground for complaint ... unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.”

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