#49 Daniel Believed and THAT is Our Work
Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2018Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
This morning I seem to have a few insights from the Lord out of my own walk. I was with my daughter and her family for a few days. I had long ago given her an old Bible with many of my notes in it. I just opened it to Hebrews 3:12 – “See to it that none of you has an evil heart of unbelief.”
In the margin I had written: Evil is unbelief.
I was startled that it was so clear and so simple. I seemed to have forgotten that insight. I pondered a number of people whose fruit is ‘bad,’ who live in evil, and I realized that the one basic about them all is unbelief. They don’t believe God; they believe their own thoughts. They don’t believe Him when He speaks.
In the midst of enormous evil, Daniel believed. He believed above all – in spite of all – that his God was sufficient, sovereign and powerful. Yes, his belief came out of his relationship, his worship, the proving of God in crisis…but Daniel believed! He fought to believe. And that is the work, the only work. How we are tempted to work at self-preservation rather than faith!
Jesus said, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do so that we may work the works of God?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
John 6:27-29 NASB