"Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy." Daniel 6:4
Daniel had a great reputation, even among pagan, unsaved people. I love that the leaders couldn’t find any way to criticize him and that there was nothing they could condemn him for.
Look at how he was known: Faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. WOW!
What kind of reputation do YOU have? What kind of reputation do I have? Are people critical of your work ethic, your attitude, the way you do things? How do they talk about you? Do people condemn you for the choices you make? What kind of character do you have? Are you faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy?
If you don’t know, ask some people who will tell you the truth.
It's easy to talk about how others live and criticize the choices they make, but instead of talking about others, why don’t we look at our own lives and take a good, honest evaluation of how we live.
Here is the good news, if you don’t like the evaluation of your life, you can make changes.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun."
God is wanting to renew us and give us a new reputation. In Him, there is no condemnation. And through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. God is no respecter of persons and what He did for Daniel, He will do for you.
Make this your prayer today:
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Let's be life-giving today!