Our Witness to the World
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 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.”
In this context, the King’s administrators and satraps were jealous of Daniel because of God’s favor in his life. They plotted to examine him closely to find some breach in his integrity. When they could find no charges against Daniel in his job, they looked at his life compared to scripture. As Christians, we would be sorely mistaken if we think that the world isn’t watching us; waiting to find a breach in our integrity. When they can’t find anything wrong in the integrity of our dealings, they will look at our lives compared to the scriptures. Even the unsaved know what the bible says a Christian looks like, and the lost love to see Christians fall.
Don’t let your guard down for one minute. Remember that this life is a continuous pressing on towards greater levels of holiness. Understand that when you are around the unsaved, they are watching. The only way to keep your integrity in tact in public is to get things right in private. Our public reputation should be an overflow of our private devotion life.
Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have saved me from the yoke of sin. I thank you for filling me with your Spirit to lead me into all paths of truth. I pray that I can walk by the Spirit, so that I don’t gratify the desires of my flesh, and that I could be a good representative for you in full view of the world. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!