Daniel in Lions Den

#51 His Righteous One

Posted: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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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?

Devotional

For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.
Hebrews 10:37-38 NKJV

Some 25 years ago, I was just reading along in my Bible when I came to that verse: The just shall live by faith. Suddenly it exploded and I saw what it meant. Everything, literally EVERYTHING is solved by faith. Faith is the access to every need, the solution to every problem. Just faith, only faith is our need.

Faith is so simple and sure that all our feverish worry, fretting, and trying seemed ludicrous. And I began to laugh at the simplicity of it, the ease and certainty that faith was the way to live. I laughed and laughed. I laughed at humanity because the way to live was this single issue, this one need and I could see clearly that all is provided in God, freely given. And we make all of life so complex and impossible. We believe it is so!

For days I laughed with joy at the wonder of this glorious total solution: faith. I tried to explain it to another believer. She looked at me with a blank expression and I knew she didn’t see it. It was so simple, so clear and I could not stop laughing with the most outlandish joy.

Of course, it faded. And for some years I had to go through trials to become the ‘just’ who COULD live by faith. It was not that I was becoming more and more ‘good’ – rather that I was going lower and lower, seeing my utter wretchedness. In time, through God’s great forgiveness, I began to have faith that I was righteous – righteous as a gift IN and FROM Christ. And all the scriptures that referred to the righteous applied to me! So long as I was IN Christ, I ‘wore’ and enjoyed HIS character in place of my complete deficit. All that time, without my seeing it, the Lord was making it possible for me to become the ‘righteous’ so that I could ‘live by faith.’

When you have nothing in yourself, then you have ALL in Christ and His faith is infused into you as an unearned gift and becomes your solution to everything.

Yet a little while, and the Coming One will come and will not delay; but My righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
Hebrews 10:37-38 ESV

Other Devotionals in Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun! #116 Removing the Person of God #115 Daniel Remains #114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears #113 Know His Name #112 The End of Pride #111 Still More Greatness #110 For the Sake of the Kingdom #109 God Alone Reigns #108 The Most High Lives #107 The King Was Transformed #106 Purpose of the Mind #105 Healed by Solitude #104 Until You Learn #103 Sudden Judgment #102 God's Warning Is Not Empty #101 Here Stand Two Men #100 The Lowliest of Men #99 Without Excuse #98 Holy and Unapproachable #97 God, THE ONLY #96 Conquered Kingdoms #95 Stolen Glory #94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar #93 In the Service of Babylon #92 Untouchable by Death #91 The Loosing of Bonds #90 A Contest of Power #89 Forged by Earlier Fires #88 The Furnace of Christ #87 He Walks My Walk #86 Loose and Walking! #85 The Presence of God #84 The Fourth Man #83 Wisdom and Power #82 Divine Wisdom #81 Again, LET God #80 Know that He is God #79 All Power #78 Reverence and Fear of God #77 Born Worshipers #76 Dying is the Only Way #75 The Test of Worship #74 We Need Only to Know Him #73 But If Not #72 God Chooses #71 Closet Meeting #70 Actual Life and Literal Death #69 No Need to Answer #68 They Would Not Bow #67 Furnace of Fire #66 Fiery Test #65 Find Your Place #64 Hidden Treasure #63 To Know God by Name #62 Babylonian Captivity #61 Daniel's Day #60 Believe in the One #59 I Am But a Sheep #58 One Work, Not Many #57 Food Everlasting #56 Our Daily Bread #55 The Work of Faith #54 Christ Within #53 Faith Comes by Hearing #52 Not By Bread Alone
#51 His Righteous One (Currently Viewing)
#50 The Just Shall Live #49 Daniel Believed #48 Stability in Crisis #47 Christ the Foundation #46 Amazing Rock #45 Rock of Habitation #44 The Stone and the Kingdom #43 The Stone is the Foundation #42 Christ, the Precious Cornerstone #41 The Rock of Power #40 My Rock and My Salvation #39 Precious Cornerstone #38 The Stone in Zion #37 The Stone #36 Angel of Light #35 Latter Days #34 Heavenly Access #33 Instrument of Heaven #32 Daniel's Praise #31 Mystery was Revealed #30 Desire to Live #29 The Church Rises #28 Faithful in Small Things #27 Celebrating Individuality #26 The First Crisis of Daniel #25 Through Faith #24 The Absolute YES #23 Live by Faith #22 An End Times Book #21 Alone With God #20 God Alone #19 Why Identity Matters #18 God Is My Judge #17 God's Own Creation #16 Daniel's Choice #15 God Revealed #14 A Royal Son #13 Defend Your Identity #12 Daniel's Name #11 Flourishing Under Pressure #10 Crisis of Idolatry #9 Given What They Chose #8 The Capture of Israel #7 Treasuring Identity #6 Identity in God #5 At God's Hand #4 The Almighty Reigns! #3 Daniel's Government #2 Above the Fray #1 Heaven's Rule