The Example of Daniel

Read Daniel 1:8-17
“Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs” (v. 9).
Talk about blessing in adversity! Because Daniel had purposed to serve God even in captivity, God came through for him and the three Hebrew boys. What about Queen Esther? She also entered the kingdom “for such a time as this.” Joseph was another example of God's gracious deliverance. His brothers meant it for evil, but God intercepted their plot and worked out His divine plan. He was used to save his entire family — yes, even the embryonic nation of Israel. These all played a vital role in government. God sometimes allows adverse circumstances to come into our lives so that He can be glorified in the final analysis. (SJG)

Dare to be a Daniel!
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known!
— Philip P. Bliss (Public Domain)

This devotional is the Saturday, February 18, 2017 entry of Opening the Word.