Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jesse Tree: Daniel in the Lion's Den

Scripture: Daniel 6:16-23
Event/Theme: Daniel in the lion's den
Symbol we use: I think I'm going to give myself one of these ornaments for Christmas. This is another paper ornament day for us as we continue to build our Jesse Tree ornament collection but I know there are some really nice ornaments that would be suitable for Daniel.
Meditation: Daniel did the right thing even though it could have cost him his life. The other princes had to invent a wrong in order to convict him before the king. If the king had considered what was right rather than considering his pride, the princes' plot to kill Daniel would have failed. Yet as Daniel showed courage in doing what is right despite the danger, God protected him. Would we have courage to do the same? God can give us the courage we need when we need it, but we will find it easier if we practice doing the right thing day in and day out regardless of whether we are threatened for it. Daniel's courage in this case wasn't in doing something new but in praying three times every day as he always did (Dan 6:10). If we are already doing the right thing when there is no danger, such as praying every day, we will find it easier to continue even when our lives are threatened.

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